Caramel Peanut Popcorn


Prepare the popcorn according to package directions. Combine popcorn and dry-roasted peanuts in a large bowl, and set aside. In a large heavy saucepan bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt to a broil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook sugar mixture, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 248°F. Remove sugar mixture from heat, and stir in baking soda.

Pour sugar mixture over popcorn mixture in a bowl; stir until evenly coated. Spread popcorn mixture in an even thin layer in a lightly greased roasting pan.

Bake at 250°F for 45 minutes, stirring mixture every 15 minutes. Remove popcorn from oven, and let cool completely. Store popcorn in an airtight container.

Notes: Makes 16-18 cups

Nutrition information per serving:
Calories:  344
Calories from Fat: 171
Fat: 19g
Trans fats:  0g
Cholesterol: 27mg
Carbohydrate: 43g
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 217mg

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