Mrs. Mueller's Honey Popcorn

"One of my dearest friends shared her mother's recipe with me for this tasty, lightly honey flavored popcorn. It is very easy and makes for a nice snack, especially enjoyed by children. Please only use freshly popped unseasoned popcorn - this really doesn't work well with the preseasoned microwave popcorn. Prep time assumes you have started with already popped popcorn."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

  • 12 cup honey
  • 14 cup butter (4 ounces)
  • 6 cups freshly popped unseasoned popcorn
  • 1 cup shelled peanuts (salted or unsalted, your choice)
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directions

  • Heat honey and butter in a small saucepan over fairly low heat until blended, stirring.
  • Remove from heat and let cool down a bit.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°F and line a jelly roll pan or two smaller rimmed cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a very large bowl, combine popped popcorn and nuts, then pour syrup over and combine so everything is evenly covered with syrup.
  • Spread in one layer into prepared pan (s) and bake about 10 minutes, sitrring after the first 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool in pans.
  • Variation: Use any type of nuts you prefer.

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Reviews

  1. CJane
    Yep, we'll be making this one again! Easy and almost impossible to stop eating! I added a little more popcorn than the recipe called for (maybe 8 cups) because I wanted the recipe to yield more AND I don't need every single piece of popcorn drenched in the sugar---it was still plenty sweet! Thanks for a fun recipe!
     
  2. ltdsaloon16r
    This is sooo good! We had an afternoon of video watching and I made this for the family, It was fun popping the corn in the 'old' way and not using the microwave this time. I had some unsalted cashew nuts and used them in place of the peanuts. Very tasty and gobbled up before the end of the first scene!
     
  3. JoeyGirl
    This is such a delicious and EASY popcorn recipe! My girlfriends I had over last night loved it! I used 2 bags of "natural" flavored (cheap, off-brand) microwave popcorn and salted peanuts. Here is a suggestion: Use a collander with wider holes to filter out the unpopped kernals.
     
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