Movie Candy Caramel Corn

Course : Candy
Serves: 24
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16 cups popped popcorn
5 cups mini pretzels
2 cups brown sugar -- firmly packed
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts
2 cups favorite candy; candy corn -- mini chocolate
2 cups choco covered raisins or peanuts, m and ms

Preparation / Directions:

Heat oven to 200~. In large roasting pan combine popcorn and pretzels; set aside. In 2 quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mix comes to a boil (12-14 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reads 238~ or small amount of mix dropped in ice water forms a soft ball (4-6 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture; sprinkle peanuts over coating. Stir until popcorn is coated. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; stir in candy. Immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper; cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in tightly covered container. Makes 24 cups.


Nutritional Information:

132 Calories (kcal); 8g Total Fat; (50% calories from fat); trace Protein; 17g Carbohydrate; 21mg Cholesterol; 164mg Sodium

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