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Ginger Sesame Popcorn Brittle

Ginger Sesame Popcorn BrittleCandied ginger and toasted black sesame seeds add an exotic Asian flair to this irresistible popcorn brittle.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 cups popped popcorn
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup light corn syrup
2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds (optional)
1/2 cup finely diced candied ginger
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Lightly butter a sheet pan or jelly roll pan; set aside.
  2. Spray a large metal bowl with cooking spray and place the popcorn inside.
  3. Measure all ingredients and have ready before cooking.
  4. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  5. Stir in corn syrup and sugar until blended.
  6. Attach a candy thermometer to saucepan and cook, stirring often, until mixture registers 290°F (145°C). Remove pan from heat.
  7. Working quickly, stir in sesame seeds, candied ginger, vanilla and salt until blended.
  8. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn and stir to coat thoroughly.
  9. Pour mixture out onto prepared pan and spread into single layer.
  10. Allow to cool completely before breaking into chunks.
  11. Store in an airtight container.

Makes 2 pounds.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.