Apricot Cherry Popcorn Squares

Try your hand at these delicious little cubes of popcorn. A excellent crunchy snack that’s both light and sweet. The dried cherries and apricots add a hint of colour to your popcorn.

Makes: 12 servings || Takes: 10-15 Minutes

Ingredients

10 cups air-popped popcorn

3/4 cup dried cherries

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. water

1/2 cup sugar-free apricot preserves

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

Combine popcorn and cherries in large bowl.

Combine sugar, water, preserves, corn syrup, and lemon juice in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.

Cook until mixture forms thick, “ropy” threads that drip from the spoon.

Pour slowly over popped popcorn and mix thoroughly.

Spray 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Press mixture into baking dish and cool completely before serving.

Source: popcorn.org