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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Cracker Jill

10 cups popped corn
1-1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar, firm packed
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 250 degrees f. Mix the popped corn and peanuts in a very large bowl. Keep warm in the oven set at 250 degrees. Melt the butter in heavy saucepan. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup and salt and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Quickly pour over warm popcorn mix. Stir until well coated. Bake in shallow pan or cookie sheet for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

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