Monday, November 22, 2010

day 314: holiday snack mix—caramel corn snack mix

A few entries ago, I introduced goody gifts that families can make (or at least assemble) together (  ).

Then I started out with our first “sweet” snack mix (  )--which was a sweet, simple one.

Then onto a spicy, more time consuming one  )

And then, our favorite—Muddy Buddies at

Today, our final installment of snack mixes for gifts (or anytime!)--another salty/sweet combo--caramel corn snack mix.

Again, in 2 cup servings for gift giving—32 total “gifts.”

Caramel Corn Snack Mix serv=2 cups/bag serves 32


32 Cup Popped popc Unsalted

16 Cup Crisp Rice Cereal Square

8 Cup Pretzel Twists

4 Cup Pecan halves

4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cup Butter 1 stick=1/2 cup

1 Cup Corn Syrup light

4 Teaspoon Vanilla

2 Teaspoon Baking Soda



1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal, pretzels, and pecans.

3. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter, and corn


4. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil.

5. Reduce heat to medium low; cook without stirring for five minutes.

6. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.

7. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss evenly to coat.

8. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 mins, stirring after 15 mins regular; 300

degrees for 20 mins, stir after ten for convection. (Note: Adjust for larger

amounts; stir twice instead of once for large quantities.)

9. Transfer to large piece of foil or parchment; cool completely then break

into chunks.

Recipe Category .. Snacks and Desserts

Printed by Advantage Cooking! 30 Day Gourmet Edition www.30DayGourmet.Com

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