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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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