Caramel Corn Snack Mix
Once you start eating this candy-coated popcorn, pretzel and cereal mixture, it's almost impossible to stop.
- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 4 cups oven-toasted rice cereal squares
- 2 cups miniature pretzel twists
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 300ºF. Combine popcorn, cereal, pretzels and pecans in Rectangular Lid/Bowl. Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in (2-qt.) Saucepan. Cook and stir with Bamboo Spoon over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil over entire surface. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook without stirring 5 minutes. (Mixture should continue to bubble gently over surface.) Remove saucepan from heat. Quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda, stirring carefully. Pour over popcorn mixture in Lid/Bowl, stirring until well coated. Bake 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Transfer popcorn mixture to large piece of Parchment Paper. Cool completely, breaking mixture into clusters as it cools.
- 15 cups servings of 1 cup
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 220, Fat 11 g, Sodium 290 mg, Dietary Fiber less than 1 g
You can use a microwave popcorn product to shorten your preparation time. A reduced fat (light or natural) type of popcorn will produce the crispiest results in this snack mix.