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Kahlua Popcorn

Kahlua Popcorn

Kahlua popcorn is popcorn coated with a crisp Kahlua and sugar mixture.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Cookie Madness


  • 8 cups popped corn
  • Large handful of cashews or other nut
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Kahlua
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt optional


  • Put the popped popcorn and nuts in a greased roasting pan and set it in a 250 degree oven to warm. Warm popcorn is easier to coat.
  • In a large saucepan, heat the sugar, Kahlua and vinegar until very hot. Add the butter and bring to a boil, stirring often. Insert a candy thermometer and continue boiling, stirring often (I stopped a couple of times, but stirred here and there to prevent burning) and bring the mixture to 300 degrees F – hard crack stage. Immediately remove from heat.
  • Pour over the warm popcorn and nuts and stir to coat. At this point it will be very chewy. Let it cool completely. If you cooked it to hard crack, it will crisp when it is completely cool.
  • Eat as is or douse with more liqueur and eat immediately.