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Kooky Caramel Corn

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Kooky Caramel Corn
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 14
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Aug 20, 2014

Ingredients

  • 5 cups MultiGrain Cheerios* cereal
  • 8 cups plain popped popcorn
  • 1 cup regular salted or honey-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, stir cereal, popcorn and peanuts to mix; set aside.
  • 2
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, honey and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • 3
    Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture; stir until cereal mixture is evenly coated. Pour mixture into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. With rubber spatula, spread mixture until even.
  • 4
    Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once or twice, until mixture is crisp. While mixture is baking, place sheet of waxed paper on work surface.
  • 5
    Immediately pour baked mixture onto waxed paper; spread out into a thin layer. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break caramel corn into pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    You don't have to limit yourself to peanuts in this recipe. Try cashews, pecans, walnuts or even a mixture of nuts.

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 7g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 28g Total Carbs, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 14 servings (1 cup each)
Calories
200
Total Fat
7g
Saturated Fat
2g
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
180mg
7%
Total Carbs
28g
Dietary Fiber
2g
Sugars
12g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4
4%
Vitamin C
4
4%
Calcium
4
4%
Iron
40
40%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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