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Caramel, Peanut and Cheese Popcorn

Caramel, Peanut and Cheese Popcorn

Recipe Details
YIELD: about 15 cups
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 2 hours 15 minutes

Caramel, Peanut and Cheese Popcorn

6 cups plain popped popcorn
1-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts (any variety)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
6 cups prepared cheese popcorn


Caramel, Peanut and Cheese Popcorn

Heat oven to 200°F. Line PYREX 3-QUART RECTANGULAR BAKING DISH with foil. Mix plain popcorn and peanuts in dish.

In PYREX 2 CUP MEASURING CUP, mix brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Microwave on High 2 to 3 minutes or until boiling. Carefully stir in baking soda until foamy (mixture will bubble up). Stir in vanilla. Immediately pour sugar mixture over popcorn and peanuts; mix until evenly coated.

Bake uncovered 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

In a very large bowl, toss popcorn mixture with cheese popcorn. Store in PYREX 7 CUP STORAGE DISH.

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