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Deluxe Caramel Corn

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Serves 6-1/2 quarts | Prep Time | Cook Time

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Ingredients You'll Need

4 quarts plain popped popcorn
5 cups mini pretzel twists
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts
2 cups non-chocolate candy (gumdrops, Skittles, etc.)


Place popcorn and pretzels in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt; cook over medium eat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a rolling oil. Cook and stir until candy thermometer reads 238° (soft-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda. Quickly pour over popcorn and mix thoroughly; stir in peanuts. Turn into two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pans. Bake at 200° for 20 minutes; stir. Bake 25 minutes more. Remove from the oven; add candy and mix well. Remove from pans and place on waxed paper to cool. Break into clusters. Store in airtight containers or plastic bags.

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