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RECIPE: Chocolate Stout Caramel Corn

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Delight your guests with this sweet and savory treat. Delight your guests with this sweet and savory treat.

For a sweet treat that's all grown up, try this rich-tasting play on the craft beer trend.









Chocolate Stout Caramel Corn


  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup roasted salted almonds
  • 1/2 cup stout beer
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup or corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped premium milk chocolate (6 ounces)


  1. Heat oven to 300 F. Line two 15x10x1-inch pans with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.-
  2. In large bowl, place popcorn and almonds; set aside.-
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat beer over medium heat, stirring frequently, until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 6 minutes. Pour into glass liquid measuring cup to confirm measure. Add back to saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, syrup and butter. Cook over medium heat until bubbly around edges, stirring occasionally.-
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook about 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy. Remove from heat; carefully stir in salt. Pour over popcorn mix in bowl; toss until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in pans.-
  5. Bake 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, to caramelize mixture. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Break into pieces; stir in chocolate. Store in airtight container.


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