Sweet and Salty Popcorn Party Mix

Makes 14 cups
Cook Time:30 mins
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:40 mins

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Ingredients

10 cupsPopped Popcorn
2 cupsminiature pretzel twists (or another small pretzel shape)
1 cuppecans
1 cuppeanuts
2 cupsrice, wheat, or corn cereal squares
1/2 cup (1 stick)butter
1/2 cuppacked brown sugar
1/4 cupcorn syrup
1/2 tspbaking soda

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place popcorn (make sure to remove unpopped kernels), pretzels, pecans, peanuts and cereal in a very large bowl; set aside.
  • Heat butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Stir mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil. Boil 3 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will foam).
  • Pour syrup over popcorn mixture in bowl and stir until evenly coated. Pour mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Bake 30 minutes, stirring twice during baking time. Stir mixture a few times as it cools on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board