Caramel Popcorn

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This melt-in-your-mouth caramel popcorn doesn't last long in my house.  The microwave cuts down on the prep time...
Ingredients
1 pkg (14-oz) KRAFT Caramels (about 50)
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
12 cups air-popped popcorn (2 bags)
1 cup PLANTERS cocktail peanuts
 
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Place caramels, butter and 1 Tbsp water in large heavy saucepan; cook on low heat until caramels are completely melted, stirring frequently.

Combine popcorn and peanuts in large bowl.  Add caramel mixture; toss to evenly coat.  Spread onto large greased baking sheet.

Bake 10 minutes; stir.  Bake an additional 10 minutes.  Spoon onto sheet of wax paper; cool completely.  Break apart into clusters.
 
Notes:
Size it up:  Enjoy a serving, 1 cup, of this family favorite.  Great for a special occasion but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Use your microwave:  To melt caramels in microwave, place caramels, butter and water in large microwavable bowl.  Microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until caramels are completely melted when stirred, stirring after each minute.

Calories: 260     Total Fat: 12 g     Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
Cholesterol: 10 mg     Sodium: 190 mg     Carbs: 34 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g     Sugars: 23 g     Protein: 6 g    
Vitamin A: 4% DV     Calcium: 6% DV     Iron: 2% DV
Categories:
Dish   AppetizerCooking Method   Baked
Prep Time   less than 15 minutesCooking Time   15 to 30 minutes
Features   High-Fiber




Carolyn Beck

Member since Jun 2008

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