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Nutty Popcorn Party Mix

 Nutty Popcorn Party Mix
Whoever receives this crunchy concoction is guaranteed merry munching. The snapped-up-in-seconds party mix features a combination of sweet and savory flavors. —Zita Wilensky, North Miami Beach, Florida
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, halved
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, nuts and coconut. In a large
  • saucepan, combine the butter, sugars, corn syrup, coffee and
  • cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 5
  • minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn
  • mixture and stir until coated.
  • Transfer to two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 250° for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown,
  • stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto waxed paper; cool completely.
  • Store in airtight containers. Yield: about 12 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 331 calories, 22 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 190 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.