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Marshmallow-Peanut Popcorn

 Marshmallow-Peanut Popcorn
My brother calls this combo of popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts and pretzels the “perfect popcorn." The taste is reminiscent of a Big Hunk candy bar. — Julie Perez, Idaho Falls, Idaho
20 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 15 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup broken pretzel sticks, optional
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine popcorn, marshmallows, peanuts and, if
  • desired, pretzels. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, butter and
  • corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Pour over
  • popcorn mixture; toss to coat.
  • Immediately spread onto waxed paper; let stand until set. Break into
  • pieces. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 183 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 156 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.