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Caramel Apple Snack Mix

This recipe has been a real hit with family and friends of Melody Michaelis in Sycamore, Illinois. "It's simple, deliciously crunchy and makes up a party-sized portion! Crispix, Apple Jacks and caramel coating give it a unique flavor that's great for all ages.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    5 quarts

Ingredients

  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • 4 cups Crispix
  • 4 cups Apple Jacks cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • In a large greased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereals and peanuts; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to a rolling boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until mixture turns a medium amber color, about 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda until mixture is light and foamy. Immediately pour over cereal mixture; stir until evenly coated.
  • Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread mixture onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 198 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 192mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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