Butterscotch Cashew Popcorn (SOOOO Good!)

"This crunchie, sweet, salty snack is a great family treat for Halloween,your monthly cravings,or a good movie! Best made on days with no humidity.Try a mix of your favorite nuts in place of the cashews."
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
Ready In:
1 bowl full




  • Heat oven to 250F degrees.
  • Grease parchment paper on a 14x10" cookie sheet pan.
  • Pop the popcorn.
  • Put nuts and popcorn in a very large bowl or stock pot.
  • Bring brown sugar, corn syrup and butter to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  • Reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; stir in butterscotch chips, buttershots, baking soda and salt until blended and smooth.
  • Working quickly pour syrup over popcorn and nuts, stir to coat thoroughly.
  • Pour mixture into pan; bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, cool mixture in pan about 15 minutes.
  • Turn mixture out of pan onto foil to cool completely.
  • Break popcorn into smaller pieces; store in zip lock bags in cool dry place up to 2 weeks if it last that long.

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  1. Retro Kali
    Yum, yum yum! I doubled the salt, and didn't have the schnapps, but it was still delish! Next time I'll make the trip to get the schnapps...I'll bet that it makes it even better!
  2. melissam9
  3. DbKnadler
    Delicious, delicious, delicious! Me thinks this is a shoe-in to add to my Christmas cookie tray for work, and for the family Christmas party as well!
  4. padreaming
    Very good. I used microwave popocorn (a large bag = 1/2 cup). We eat the 94% fat free so it really didn't add any flavor. Took this to my Dad in the hospital and he was thrilled! Thanks.
  5. Mom2girls
    This was a great recipe, I followed the instructions exactly and it turned out a great. I did pop my popcorn on the stove (1/2c popcorn & 1 shotglass of canola oil=perfect!) because I thought the flavor would better than with microwave popcorn and IMHO it was--Also when I stirred in the butterscotch chips I had a hard time getting them to melt and I used mini ones, so I put the pan back on the stove at very low heat and that worked. Also used roasted cashews no salt because hubby grabbed the wrong bag and they were fine although next time I really want to use salted cashews because I love sweet/salty foods. We nibbled some before I bagged but one recipe made a full gallon ziploc bag, so you would definetly double the recipe for gifts or large gathering. Thanks for posting!



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