Amaretto Liqueur Popcorn: Candied Popcorn for Adults

by Debi and Grant

Amaretto Liqueur Popcorn is a rich candied popcorn that mixes Amaretto Liqueur, brown sugar and almonds with popcorn.

Recipe: Amaretto Liqueur Popcorn

Summary: Mmmmm. amaretto and popcorn. This delicious and decadent adult popcorn recipe is great for your parties and given as a gift. Very rich, flavorful and sweet. With almonds and light brown sugar, it's like Cracker Jacks for adults. Because this is a high calorie popcorn recipe, we recommend using a hot air popcorn popper to start with low calorie popcorn. We've used both mushroom popcorn and butterfly popcorn with tasty results.  

Ingredients

  • 15 cups popped popcorn (about 3/4 cup of unpopped kernels)
  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Amaretto Liqueur

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat; stir in brown sugar and Amaretto Liqueur.
  3. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally. Boil 3 minutes.
  4. Pour sauce into a large container with a lid. Let cool for approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Add popcorn and almonds to container. Toss until thoroughly covered.
  6. Spread popcorn and almonds evenly on a parchment-lined cookie sheet
  7. Bake for 1 hour. At 1/2 hour, stir the popcorn
  8. Cool for 15 minutes. Can be stored in a loosely covered container

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 1 hour(s)

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