Popcorn and Peanut Crunch
3 1/2 to 4 cups popcorn
- 3 1/2 cups popped popcorn
- 1 1/2 cups peanuts
- 1 cup firmly packed Domino® Light Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup light or dark corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 250°F.
In a large shallow baking or roasting pan, combine the popped popcorn and peanuts.
In a 1 1/2-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir constantly over medium heat until butter melts and mixture comes to a boil. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour mixture over popcorn, mixing well. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove baked popcorn to a large bowl and mix gently once or twice as mixture cools completely. Store in tightly covered container.
Recipe tip: one package of microwave popcorn makes about 3 1/2 cups popped popcorn.