Spicy Caramel Popcorn Clusters

With equal amounts of spicy, sweet AND savory, these popcorn clusters are literally everything you could want in a delicious dessert.

INGREDIENTS

- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 4oz bag Protes Light Butter Popcorn
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup

- 1/2 tsp baking powder

INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. In large bowl, mix popcorn and peanuts.
  2. [SPICE MIXTURE] In separate bowl, mix spices (salt, cayenne pepper, chili powder & sugar).
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. [CARAMEL SAUCE] Melt butter in medium pop over medium heat.
  5. Add brown sugar and corn syrup to butter and stir well until thickened (about 6-8 minutes).
  6. Add half of the spice mixture to caramel sauce along with baking powder and stir well to combine.
  7. While caramel sauce still warm, pour over popcorn and peanut mixture, then stir to coat popcorn thoroughly.
  8. Spread popcorn on baking sheet in clusters (or balls if preferred)
  9. Sprinkle remaining spice mixture.
  10. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!