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Caramel Corn Party Mix

Yield: 8 cups
Prep 15 mins Bake 300°F 20 mins
Caramel Corn Party Mix
Ingredients
  • 4  cups  popped popcorn
  • 2  cups  bite-size wheat or bran square cereal
  • 1 1/2  cups  small pretzels or pretzel sticks
  • 1 1/2  cups  pecan halves
  • 3/4  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 6  tablespoons  butter (no substitutes)
  • 3  tablespoons  light-color corn syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  vanilla
  •  Dash ground red pepper
Directions

1. Heat oven to 300 degree F. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped popcorn. Combine popcorn, cereal, pretzels, and pecans in a 17x12x2-inch baking or roasting pan.

2. Mix brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook and stir with a wooden spoon over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook without stirring for 5 minutes more.

3. Remove pan from heat. Stir in pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, vanilla, and red pepper. Pour over popcorn mixture in pan, gently stirring to coat. Bake for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake 5 minutes more. Spread caramel corn mixture on a large piece of buttered foil to cool. Break into pieces. Store tightly covered up to 1 week. Makes about 8 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Caramel Corn Party Mix)
  • cal. (kcal) 221,
  • Fat, total (g) 13,
  • chol. (mg) 12,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (RE) 41,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 237,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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