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Nutty Popcorn Party Mix

Whoever receives this crunchy concoction is guaranteed merry munching. The snapped-up-in-seconds party mix features a combination of sweet and savory flavors. —Zita Wilensky, North Miami Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    about 12 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 jar (3-1/2 ounces) macadamia nuts, halved
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, nuts and coconut. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugars, corn syrup, coffee and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn mixture and stir until coated.
  • Transfer to two greased 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread onto waxed paper; cool completely. Store in airtight containers.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 331 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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