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Sweet and Salty Popcorn Recipe
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Sweet and Salty Popcorn Recipe

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For a big crunch that kids will love, try this munchable snack mix from Shirley Engstrom of Genoa, Nebraska. A light sweet coating makes this combination of popcorn, crispy cereal and salty peanuts hard to resist.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 4 cups Cheerios
  • 4 cups Corn or Rice Chex
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 184 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and peanuts. In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter; bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Immediately pour over popcorn mixture; mix well. Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Yield: about 5-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Popcorn Snack Mix in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p55

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 184 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 219 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"I added 1/2 c. of creamy peanut butter. We liked the altered version just as much as the original."

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"My nephews loved them! ;=)"

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Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"This mix is delicious and fun to make. My family loves it and is more than willing to make it many more times. This is a recipe we'll be keeping."

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