This year I am very into the fall season. I’ve been really looking forward to October so I can start making Halloween and fall themed goodies. I made this snack mix for Zack’s company picnic. Everyone seemed to really enjoy it.
It made our house smell like the holidays. I loved it!
The recipe says to use a candy thermometer, but I don’t have one so I used the water method. Read how to tell candy is done here: How to Tell When Hard Candy is Done.
Be on the lookout for lots more holiday/fall themed goodies throughout the next few months, because I have lots of recipes 🙂
Nutty Popcorn Snack Mix
– 12 cups popped popcorn
– 5 cups mini pretzel twists
– 2 cups brown sugar, packed
– 1 cup butter
– 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon soda
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
– 2 cups candy corn
Combine pretzels and popcorn in a large roasting pan; set aside. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat 12-14 minutes, stirring occasionally until mix comes to a full boil.
Continue cooking and stirring 4-6 minutes until mix reaches soft-ball stage, or 234-243 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and pretzels in pan; add peanuts. Stir until mix is coated well. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes; stir and add candy corn.
Bake an additional 20 minutes. Immediately spoon onto wax paper; let cool completely and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Yay for fall goodies 🙂