Halloween Popcorn Grunch (Health-Friendly Treat)

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Jun 16, 2002
Montana, USA
Halloween Popcorn Crunch (Health-Friendly Treat)

8 cups popcorn
1/2 cup salted pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup banana chips;broken into pieces
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

In large buttered bowl, combine first four ingredients; set aside. In medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup and water; bring to a boil. Cook, covered three minutes. Uncover and cook, without stirring, until mixture reaches hard-ball stage (260-degrees), four to five minutes. Add butter and vanilla; cook, stirring one minute. Pour over popcorn mixture; toss quickly to coat. Turn mixture out onto greased baking sheet and spread using buttered hands. Cool and break into pieces.

Recipe makes ten cups.

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