Regular caramel popcorn has little to offer nutritionally besides a little fiber. Try this healthier alternative from the National Honey Board.
3 quarts popped corn
In a large, greased mixing bowl, combine popcorn, almonds and apricots; mix well. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, honey and water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about 5 to 7 minutes (approximately. 280░ on candy thermometer, the soft-crack stage).
Remove pan from heat. Immediately stir in extract.
Quickly pour syrup over popcorn mixture. Stir thoroughly to make sure all
pieces are coated.
Serve immediately or store in an airtight container. Makes 6 servings or 15 to 18 popcorn balls.