Ultimate Snack Mix
If you’re making a large amount to share, you might stick with the salted dry-roasted peanuts, otherwise using mixed nuts takes this snack over the top. White chocolate chips and dried cranberries sweet the pot as well!
15 c. popped popcorn
1 c. + 2 Tbsp. light brown sugar, firmly packed
½ c. unsalted butter
½ c. corn syrup
¼ tsp. kosher salt
1 c. salted dry roasted peanuts
1 (10.5-oz.) pkg. candy-coated peanut butter pieces
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray. Spread popcorn evenly on pan. In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt. Bring mix to a boil for 1 minute; stirring constantly. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat. Bake for 25 minutes. Use a spatula to turn mix 3 times while baking. During the last 5 minutes, stir in peanuts. Remove from oven and cool on waxed paper lightly sprayed with cooking spray. When cool, dump into a bowl or resealable plastic bag and add candy pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.