Caramel Corn &Craisins Snack Mix
2 quarts popped popcorn, unpopped kernals removed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 6-ounce Ocean Spray Craisins Original Dried Cranberries
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
Place popped corn in large bowl; set aside.
Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and water in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium ehat, stirring occasionally. Brush sides of pan with pastry brush dipped in water to remove any sugar crystals. Boil until mixture reaches 300 degrees F (hard crack stage), about 6 to 8 minutes.
Remove from heat. Carefully stir in butter, salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Pour syrup over popcorn, toss to coat. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Break into chunks. Cool completely.
Combine cooled caramel corn with remaining ingredients; mix gently.
CAUTION: Caramel is very hot and can cause severe burns. Use caution when handling.
Makes 11 1-cup servings.