Cousin charlie's christmas caramel corn

Yield: 25 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 cups Popped popcorn
1½ cup Whole almonds; peanuts, cashews or pecan halves
1 pack (1.6-oz) dried fruit bits
1 cup Packed brown sugar
½ cup Granulated sugar
⅔ cup Butter or margarine
⅓ cup Light corn syrup
½ teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Vanilla

Place first three ingredients on a cookie sheet. In a heavy saucepan, combine next four ingredients. Cook over medium heat to boiling, stirring often. Continue, stirring occasionally, until mixture is golden brown (about 15 minutes). Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring gently to coat. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes; stir. Bake 5 minutes more. Transfer to foil; cool completely.

Break up. Store in airtight container. Makes about 10 cups.

From a collection of my mother's (Judy Hosey) recipe box which contained lots of her favorite recipes, clippings, etc. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .

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