Kooky Caramel Corn

Kooky Caramel Corn

Go nuts for caramel corn that's easy to make, fun to eat and full of whole-grain goodness.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

14

servings

5
cups MultiGrain Cheerios® cereal
8
cups plain popped popcorn
1
cup regular salted or honey-roasted peanuts
1/2
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup honey
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
  1. Heat oven to 325┬░F. In large bowl, stir cereal, popcorn and peanuts to mix; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, honey and butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, just until mixture begins to boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Pour syrup mixture over cereal mixture; stir until cereal mixture is evenly coated. Pour mixture into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. With rubber spatula, spread mixture until even.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring once or twice, until mixture is crisp. While mixture is baking, place sheet of waxed paper on work surface.
  5. Immediately pour baked mixture onto waxed paper; spread out into a thin layer. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Break caramel corn into pieces. Store in tightly covered container.
Makes 14 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
You don't have to limit yourself to peanuts in this recipe. Try cashews, pecans, walnuts or even a mixture of nuts.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 200
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.