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Caramel Pretzel Nut Popcorn

Caramel Pretzel Nut Popcorn

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rookieswife

This is a very good holiday treat the my kids can't get enough of. It combines the sweetness of caramel with the saltiness of pretzels, nuts and popcorn. There is no mess because it is mixed in a large throw-away brown bag!

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  • Calories:
  • 378 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 43g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 617 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the pretzels, popcorn and peanuts into a large paper bag or, if you have one, a very large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Cook, stirring to melt the butter and dissolve the sugar, until the mixture comes to a boil. Once the mixture is at a full boil, continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat, and stir in the salt, vanilla, and baking soda. The mixture will foam up when you add the soda, so use a long spoon to stir. Immediately pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn and pretzels in the bag. Shake until evenly coated. For a crispier treat, boil the sugar mixture longer, or bake the finished mix in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 10 minutes.
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Reviews

Susie Maenpa-Pavey
75
12/9/2006

I made this recipe last night. Some of the reviews mentioned how the popcorn stuck to the paper bag. I solved that problem by lightly spraying the inside of the bag with Pam. It worked like a dream. I baked it at 250 degrees for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. I thought it was still going to be kind of mushy, but today it's nice a crisp. Very good flavor. I will make it again.

jen
47
12/29/2005

I made this recipe for a holiday party and gave the leftovers to the host. Another person in their family is anti-sweets and gave the leftovers back to us. The host actually called and asked us to return the leftovers because it was the best he's ever tasted! You know a recipe is good when someone is willing to humiliate themselves to get more! Also, I drizzled melted chocolate into the mix. Great recipe.

FARBIE
44
4/6/2005

YUM! I modified it because I'm lazy like that. 2 bags of microwave popcorn, crushed up pretzels and chopped up pecans with the brown sugar base. 10 extra minutes in the oven definitely did the trick. Thank you!