Sweet, salty, crunchy with a spicy kick, this is one of my favorite sweet snacks!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:35 minutes
Total Time:40 minutes
Yield:10 cups 1x
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup peanuts
Pour oil in heavy-bottomed 4-quart pan. Heat over medium-low heat for a couple of minutes. Add popcorn kernels. Cover with lid and shake pan regularly. If popcorn starts to touch the lid, carefully lift part ofd the lid and pour some into a large bowl. Return pot to stove and continue cooking and shaking until popping stops.
Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or lightly spray with cooking spray.
In a 1-quart pan, stir together honey, butter, vanilla, salt and cayenne pepper. Heat and stir occasionally until mixture boils.
In a large bowl combine popcorn and honey syrup. Stir to coat. Be careful, this hot syrup can burn you.
Spread popcorn on lined baking sheet.
Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven. Sprinkle with peanuts. Allow to cool.