This post is the fifth in a series of five about easy food gift ideas. Why did I wait until after the holidays to post them? ‘Cause I was giving them as gifts and didn’t want to ruin the surprise. Of course, they make great gifts year-round. Each post contains a downloadable pdf of the recipe card with a fictional product logo I designed along with some beautiful food photography.
Over the past four days I have been posting about some of the food gift ideas that I made in 2011. This last food gift idea is probably the most addictive treat of the week. Once you start chowing down on this sweet and salty popcorn you are unlikely to stop until the whole batch is finished. I suggest making several batches at once, while you have all of your pots and pans sticky, so that you have some to actually give away because I guarantee that this easy caramel and almond popcorn recipe is the bomb.
Sweet, salty, and addictive. There isn’t much more to say about this one. I packaged it in plastic bags tucked into inexpensive metal tins.
One thing to keep in mind with this one though, is that molten sugar will burn you. Even though it resembles caramel syrup, at 250 degrees it will stick to your skin and burn you even after you have dumped it onto the popcorn. Do yourself a favor and don’t try to spread this stuff around with your hands. But don’t let that scare you. This is an easy recipe and if you’re careful you’ll be in good shape.