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Nutty Holiday Popcorn

Special Touch This pretty popcorn is perfect for presents (try saying that three times fast!). Why not fill several holiday-themed tins or jars to give as tasty gifts? Both kids and adults will love this crunchable munchable.

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  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 18
 

Ingredients

4
quarts (16 cups) popped popcorn
2
cups salted peanuts
3/4
cup butter or margarine
2/3
cup sugar
1
(3-oz.) pkg. red or green flavored gelatin
3
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon light corn syrup

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 250°F. Cut 2 large sheets of foil. Place popcorn and peanuts in 2 ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pans.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, water and corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar and gelatin are dissolved, stirring constantly. Using candy thermometer, continue cooking to 255°F. (hard-ball stage), stirring constantly. Pour syrup over popcorn and peanuts; stir to coat. (Mixture will be hot).
  • 3 Bake at 250°F. for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately turn mixture out of pans onto foil. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Break into small pieces. Store in tightly covered container.
  • 1 Heat oven to 250°F. Cut 2 large sheets of foil. Place popcorn and peanuts in 2 ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pans.
  • 2 In medium saucepan, combine butter, sugar, gelatin, water and corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until sugar and gelatin are dissolved, stirring constantly. Using candy thermometer, continue cooking to 255°F. (hard-ball stage), stirring constantly. Pour syrup over popcorn and peanuts; stir to coat. (Mixture will be hot).
  • 3 Bake at 250°F. for 15 minutes. Stir mixture; bake an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately turn mixture out of pans onto foil. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled. Break into small pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.