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Nut N Corn Clusters

 Nut N Corn Clusters
I can tell this recipe has served me faithfully for a long time by the old dog-eared recipe card. These crisp caramel corn clusters are a holiday treat my family enjoys munching.
144 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2 cups mixed nuts
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon molasses

Directions

  • Line baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. Combine popcorn and
  • nuts in a large roasting pan. Bake at 250° for 10-15 minutes or
  • until warm. Meanwhile, grease the sides of a heavy saucepan with
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Combine the sugar, honey and corn syrup in
  • saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Boil for 2 minutes without stirring.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter, vanilla and molasses.
  • Pour over warm popcorn mixture and stir to coat. Working quickly,
  • use buttered hands to form mixture into 1-1/2-in. clusters. Place on
  • prepared baking sheets to dry. Store in an airtight container at
  • room temperature. Yield: about 12 dozen.
Editor's Note: If mixture becomes too firm to form into clusters, rewarm in a 250° oven for a few minutes.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cluster equals 43 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.