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Caramel Apple Snack Mix

 Caramel Apple Snack Mix
This recipe has been a real hit with family and friends of Melody Michaelis in Sycamore, Illinois. "It's simple, deliciously crunchy and makes up a party-sized portion! Crispix, Apple Jacks and caramel coating give it a unique flavor that's great for all ages.”
26 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups Crispix
  • 4 cups Apple Jacks cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereals and
  • peanuts; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar,
  • butter and corn syrup; bring to a rolling boil over medium-low heat,
  • stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until mixture turns a
  • medium amber color, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until
  • mixture is light and foamy. Immediately pour over cereal mixture;
  • stir until evenly coated.
  • Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread
  • mixture onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool completely. Store
  • in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 198 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 192 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.