Crazy Mixed-Up Popcorn

Southern Living
14 cups

Ingredients

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6 cups popped popcorn
3 cups crisp rice cereal squares
2 cups toasted oat O-shaped cereal
1 1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 cup pecan pieces
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preparation

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a lightly greased roasting pan.

Bring brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil, without stirring, 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 250°. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over popcorn mixture, and stir until coated.

Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack; break apart. Store in an airtight container.

Created date

October 2003