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    Movie-Time Caramel Corn

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    Recipe Introduction

    Crunchy, sweet and buttery-perfect for an anytime snack.

    18 cups popped popcorn
    2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
    1 cup LAND O LAKESŪ Butter
    1/2 cup dark corn syrup
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 (12-ounce) can (2 cups) salted peanuts
    1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

    Heat oven to 200°F. Place popcorn in large roasting pan; set aside.
    Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 250°F or small amount of mixture dropped in ice water forms a hard ball (about 12 to 14 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
    Carefully pour hot mixture over popcorn; sprinkle peanuts over caramel mixture. Stir until all popcorn is coated. Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper; sprinkle with candy, cool completely. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in tightly covered container.
    Makes 22 cups.




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