Caramel Corn & Craisins® Snack Mix

Caramel Corn & Craisins Snack Mix

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn, unpopped kernels removed
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 6-ounce Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chips
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts

Instructions

  1. Place popped corn in large bowl; set aside.
  2. Combine granulated sugar , brown sugar, corn syrup and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Brush sides of pan with pastry brush dipped in water to remove any sugar crystals. Boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees F (hard crack stage), about 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Carefully stir in butter, salt, baking soda and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour syrup over popcorn; toss to coat.
  6. Spread on waxed paper to cool.
  7. Break up into chunks.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Combine cooled caramel corn with remaining ingredients.
  10. Mix gently.

Yield: 11 (1-cup) servings

CAUTION: Caramel is very hot and can cause severe burns. Use caution when handling.

Per Serving: Cal. 368.8 (18 % DV), Fat Cal. 136.8, Pro. 3.6g (7 % DV), Carb. 60.4g (20 % DV), Fat 15.2g (23% DV), Chol. 8.3mg (3% DV), Sod. 316mg (13 % DV), Vit. A 24.5RE (3% DV), Vit C 0.2mg (0 % DV), Vit. E 0.3mg (1 % DV), Calcium 19.4mg (2 % DV), Iron 1.0mg (6 % DV), Folate 2.0Ug (1 % DV), Zinc 0.5mg (3 % DV), Pot. 118mg (3 % DV)

Dietary Exchange: Fruit 1, starch 3, Fat: 2

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.