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Caramel Crunch

Our whole family has a sweet tooth, so this caramel-drizzled mix of popcorn, almonds and cereal goes quickly. My "off-limits" batches are divided into plastic bags, tied with ribbon and shared with all the snackers on my Christmas list.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 9 cups popped popcorn
  • 9 cups Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a very large heat-proof bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal and almonds; set aside. In a large heavy-duty saucepan, melt butter; stir in corn syrup and brown sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in baking soda. (Mixture will foam up and get lighter in color.) Carefully pour over popcorn mixture; stir to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to two 15x10x1-in. baking pans coated with cooking spray. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 324 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Kim Voisin
    Jan 27, 2012

    No comment left

  • sylvia_moss
    Dec 27, 2010

    This is very good. It's very easy to make too. I will be making this every Christmas from now on!!!

  • nofear
    Jan 5, 2010

    this is awesome. Easy to make and delicious! Its a keeper

  • SandyD43210
    Jun 6, 2009

    I can't tell you how many times I have made this snack; Christmas gifts, movie treat for the grandkids, neighbor children's birthday parties and more. We had a charity bake sale at work and I made four batches dividing them into quart size zip bags. They were gone in less than 30 minutes.SandyD4321

  • voisincook
    Dec 8, 2008

    We loved it! I used mixed nuts instead of almonds, and it was great. I'll definitely make it again!

  • popngoos
    Dec 23, 2007

    This treat is fantastic!!! I work in a bakery and it's difficult to find something "special" to share with fellow workers...I put the Caramel Crunch in "celo" bags then into Christmas tins...HUGE hit at the bakery....best I've ever made or tried....this is a new "must have" in our family!!! THANK YOU