Movie-Time Caramel Corn

Movie-Time Caramel Corn
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Crunchy, sweet and buttery-perfect for an anytime snack.
30 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
22 cups

Ingredients

18 cups
popped popcorn
2 cups
firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1/2 cup
dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1 (12-ounce) can (2 cups)
salted peanuts
1 cup
candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 200°F. Place popcorn in large roasting pan; set aside.
  2. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 250°F or small amount of mixture dropped in ice water forms a hard ball (about 12-14 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
  3. Carefully pour hot mixture over popcorn; sprinkle peanuts over caramel mixture. Stir until all popcorn is coated. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper; sprinkle with candy, cool completely. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cup)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
37g
Protein
5g
Fat
16g
Sodium
220mg
Dietary Fiber
3g

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