So, as the Catholic Church celebrates an amazing woman- St. Teresa of Avila (aka St. Teresa of Jesus) today, I wanted to make something delicious in her honor. On the way home from noon Mass, I decided that caramel corn would be the dish we'd try~ after all, St. Teresa was a Carmelite nun. Okay, so the pun is a little silly, but the caramel corn is as tasty as it is easy!!
2 bags "lite"microwave popcorn
2 cups brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/3 cup dark Karo syrup
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 cup roasted & salted almonds
Pop both bags of popcorn in microwave (one at a time, please). Place popped kernels in a large brown paper bag while keeping all the un-popped kernels out.
Boil the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Carefully pour caramel onto popcorn in bag; cover and shake. Microwave for 1 minute and shake. Tear open bag and pour into large bowl. Add peanuts and almonds and stir to combine. Let cool for 5 minutes (if you can wait that long). Enjoy!!
*My kids decided this would be really good for the holidays with dried cranberries, white chocolate chips, etc. added to the mixture!