Monday, December 3, 2012

What I Love: Chocolate Stout Caramel Corn

Hey Everyone!
Happy Monday.
Check out how to make Chocolate Stout Caramel Corn.

Prep Time:35 Minutes
Total Time: 1:55 Hr:Mins
Makes: 14 servings

8 cups popped popcorn
1 cup roasted salted almonds
1/2 cup stout beer
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup brown rice syrup or corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped premium milk chocolate (6 oz)

Heat oven to 300°F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
In large bowl, place popcorn and almonds; set aside.
In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes. Pour into glass liquid measuring cup to confirm measure. Add back to saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, syrup and butter. Cook over medium heat until bubbly around edges, stirring occasionally.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy. Remove from heat; carefully stir in salt. Pour over popcorn mix in bowl; toss until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in pans.
Bake 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Break into pieces; stir in chocolate. Store in airtight container.
Makes 14 servings (1/2 cup each)

Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens:
The sweet milk chocolate balances the dark and bitter flavor of the stout beer. Milk chocolate chips can be used in place of the chocolate chunks.
Brown rice syrup is a sweetener derived from brown rice. It has mild malty notes that enhance the beer flavor in this recipe. It is available at large supermarkets or specialty shops.
Need a gift for a beer lover? Package a bag of this tasty mix and a bottle of stout beer for a great gift!
Interested in a non-alcoholic version? Root beer or cola can easily be substituted for the beer.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 230(Calories from Fat 130),Total Fat 14g(Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,Trans Fat 0g),Cholesterol 10mg;Sodium 110mg;Total Carbohydrate 21g(Dietary Fiber 2g,Sugars 13g),Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:Exchanges:1 Starch;0 Fruit;1/2 Other Carbohydrate;0 Skim Milk;0 Low-Fat Milk;0 Milk;0 Vegetable;0 Very Lean Meat;0 Lean Meat;0 High-Fat Meat;2 1/2 Fat;Carbohydrate Choices:1 1/2;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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