Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios

Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios
Staff Writer
Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios

Jennifer Martiné

Caramel-Masala Popcorn and Pistachios

Looking for something a little different from the usual buttery popcorn? Look no further than this homemade sweet and savory snack, with a little exotic kick from garam masala, an Indian spice mix.

See all pistachio recipes.

Click here to see 12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn.

Directions

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. 

Put the popcorn in a large baking dish, roasting pan, or broiler pan and scatter the pistachios over. Set aside. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the garam masala and cook, stirring, until quite aromatic, about 1 minute.

Add the brown sugar and corn syrup and cook, stirring often, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes just to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the baking soda, which will lighten and expand the mixture. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and pistachios and stir to combine. Sprinkle the salt evenly over the popcorn. (Don't worry about the caramel not evenly coating the popcorn at this point.)

Bake the popcorn for 1 hour, removing the pan from the oven every 15 minutes to stir the popcorn well and help distribute the caramel evenly. Set the pan aside to cool, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking. When cool, transfer the caramel corn to a serving bowl.

If you are not serving the popcorn within a few hours, store it in an airtight container for 1-2 days. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

1705 kcal

Daily value:

85%

Servings:

6
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 213 g
  • Protein 37 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 86 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 858 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 4 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 2 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 24 mg
  • Vitamin D 45 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 5 µg
  • Alanine 2 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 11 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 127 mg
  • Carotene, beta 12 µg
  • Choline, total 8 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 27 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 39 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 15 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 33 g
  • Folate, DFE 67 µg
  • Folate, food 67 µg
  • Folate, total 217 µg
  • Glutamic acid 5 g
  • Glycine 1 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 18 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 3 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 3 µg
  • Lysine 1 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 387 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 2 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 12 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 970 mg
  • Potassium, K 905 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 21 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 3066 mg
  • Sugars, total 23 g
  • Thiamin 1 mg
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 17 g
  • Zinc, Zn 9 mg
Powered by USDA