Get Retro With a Bowl of Kettle Corn

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Eighty-three years ago today, the first drive-in movie theater opened in New Jersey. With this new invention, parents could take their children to the movies and not have to hire a babysitter, disabled customers could remain comfortable in their vehicles during the show and amorous teenagers could find privacy. The drive-in theater trend has ebbed and flowed over the years, but one thing remains constant at the movies: Popcorn.

Let’s celebrate the drive-in theater’s birthday with a bowl of homemade, sweet and salty kettle corn. If you haven’t made popcorn the “old-fashioned” way with a pot and some oil, give it a try – it’s fun, fast and economical! And totally retro.

Sweet Salty Kettle Corn

Ingredients
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup golden raisins
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 (3.5-oz.) bag Wonderful Honey Roasted Almond Accents

Directions
Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 5 minutes, Serves: 6

1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat; stir in popcorn and sugar. Cover and cook until popping slows down, shaking pan frequently to avoid burning popcorn.

2. Immediately pour into a large bowl and toss with remaining ingredients.

Nutritional Information
293 calories, 7 g protein, 16 g total fat (1 g sat., 0 g trans), 32 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 16 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 266 mg sodium, 8 points

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