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Easy to make and impossible to refuse, this sweet snack mix is perfect for a movie party with friends or to keep all to yourself and enjoy over a good book.   It makes a great addition to any gift basket or can be presented on it’s own in a decorative tin or any airtight container. 

Prep time
0:20
Bake/Cook time
0:20
Yield
2-3 quarts
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Sweet Crunchie Munchie Mix
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Prep time :
0:20
Bake/Cook time :
0:20
Yield :
2-3 quarts

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups popcorn (freshly popped)
  • 1 cup pecan halves, lightly toasted (or substitute your favorite combination of nuts)
  • 1 cup blanched whole almonds, lightly toasted
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1 cup sweet butter, cut up in to small pieces

DIRECTIONS

  1. Grease a large mixing bowl. Add popcorn and nuts.  
  2. In a heavy saucepan, bring sugar, corn syrup and water to boil over moderate heat. Stir occasionally and use brush dipped in cold water to wash down sugar crystals that cling to sides of the pan. 
  3. When sugar is completely dissolved, add butter. Bring mixture to boil again over moderate heat, swirling saucepan occasionally.  Continue to boil, still swirling pan occasionally, until candy thermometer registers 280°F.  Continue to boil, now stirring continuously until syrup reaches 300°F on candy thermometer.
  4. Immediately remove from heat and pour over popcorn and nut mixture.  Stir mixture until well coated with syrup. 
  5. Turn candy onto greased surface, allow to cool, then break into pieces.  Store in an airtight container.  

IMPERIAL SUGAR INSIGHT

This recipe originally appeared on page 5 of the 1984 Volume IV, No. 10 edition of Homemade Good News.

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