*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                Caramel Corn
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Holiday Gift Giving Recipes      Snacks
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10      cups          popped popcorn
                         (about 3/4 cup unpopped kernels)
    1      cup           dry roasted peanuts
                         (or your choice of nuts)
    1      cup           brown sugar -- packed
      3/4  cup           butter (NO SUBSTITUTES)
      1/4  cup           light corn syrup
      1/4  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
 
 Combine popped  popcorn and peanuts in a large roasting pan; keep warm in a
 300 oven while preparing syrup.
 
 Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a heavy 2 quart saucepan.
  Bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring almost constantly.  Boil gently
 over entire surface for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat;
 stir in baking soda.  Pour over popcorn and peanuts.  Mix well.
 
 Bake in a 300 oven for 20 minutes, stirring once after 15 minutes.
  Immediately spread out popcorn mixture on a large piece of foil; cool
 completely.  Break into cluster.  Store tightly covered.  Makes about 11
 cups.
 
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