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Ingredients

12 cups popped popcorn
4 cups miniature pretzels
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups chocolate-covered peanuts

Instructions

In a large bowl, combine popcorn and pretzels; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, honey and corn syrup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss to coat. Pour into two greased 15x10-inch baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes. Break into clusters; place in a large bowl. Add chocolate-covered peanuts; mix well. Cool completely. Yield: about 4 quarts

Betty Goff, Cambridge



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