Caramel Corn Snack Mix

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Recipe by South Your Mouth

Caramel Corn Snack Mix

8 cups popped plain popcorn

1 cup mini pretzels

1 cup salted nuts

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Add popcorn, pretzels and nuts to a standard-sized brown grocery bag. Fold bag closed and shake gently to combine ingredients. Set aside.

Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.

Melt butter in a medium pan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup and continue cooking on medium heat until mixture begins to boil; boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and immediately add baking soda. Stir in baking soda until mixture begins to foam (less than one minute).

Pour caramel over popcorn mixture in brown bag. Fold bag closed again and shake until popcorn mixture is evenly coated with caramel.

Pour popcorn mixture evenly onto the baking sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for one hour.

Remove caramel corn from oven and cool completely before serving or storing. Store in an air-tight container.

Use light or dark brown sugar or corn syrup. If you prefer the darker caramel corn like in Cracker Jacks then go with dark.