Good and KIND Cracker Jack Snack
by Christina Meyer-Jax MS, RD, Tastemaker in Residence
5 cups of unsalted organic popcorn (homemade in coconut oil is best!)
1/2 cup of your favorite roasted nuts or chop up your favorite KIND bars (I like using ones with almond and chocolate)
2 tbsp of butter or coconut oil, plus extra for baking sheet
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/8 tsp sea salt
1.5 Tbsp water
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Warm a 12x17-inch rimmed baking sheet in oven for about 3 minutes. Remove and butter the warmed pan, then set aside. In a very large bowl, add the popcorn and nuts, toss to combine and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, bring butter, sugar, salt and water to a gentle boil while stirring constantly with a wood spoon. Carefully drizzle popcorn with hot caramel, using wooden spoon to stir and toss the popcorn and nuts (or chopped KIND bars) as you drizzle. Continue to toss the popcorn until the caramel is well distributed.
- Spread the popcorn evenly across buttered baking sheet. Bake about 35-40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes or so. Popcorn will become crispy and shiny when done. Transfer hot popcorn to a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool as shown below. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.