Best Bites: Tequila-spiked caramel corn

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Awards season is in full swing. With the Academy Awards only a few days away, it's time to vamp up your Oscars party menu -- and there's no better way to celebrate than with this tequila-spiked caramel corn! Sweetened with agave nectar and spiked with tequila, this adult popcorn is a delicious party treat.

See the full recipe below!


  • 16 cups of popped popcorn
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp tequila
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. In a pot, mix brown sugar, butter, agave and corn syrup.
  2. Toss in salt.
  3. Stir, stir, stir!
  4. Boil for 4 minutes on medium.
  5. Pour in tequila.
  6. Sprinkle in baking soda.
  7. Stir, stir, stir!
  8. Mix popcorn and peanuts.
  9. Pour caramel syrup over popcorn.
  10. Coat popcorn evenly.
  11. Add to baking sheet.
  12. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hr.
  13. Enjoy!

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