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Caramel Corn

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Ingredients
  Popped popcorn 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Dry roasted peanuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

In 5-quart casserole, combine popcorn and peanuts.
Mix well.
Set aside.
In 2-quart measure or casserole, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt.
Mix well.
Microwave at High for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling, stirring after every minute.
Insert microwave candy thermometer.
Microwave at High for 2 to 4 1/2 minutes, or until thermometer registers 280°F (soft crack stage).
Syrup separates into hard but not brittle threads when dropped into cold water.
Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Pour hot mixture quickly over popcorn and peanuts, stirring to coat.
Microwave at High for 3 minutes, stirring after half the time.
Spread on wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Cool.
Break into small pieces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Sandwich
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Caramel
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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