Popcorn Party MixFrom Whole Foods Market
This tasty take on caramel corn can be enjoyed loose or shaped into popcorn balls for a Halloween treat. Let the kids help, but not with the hot molasses mixture! Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available as Whole Foods Market Brands.
1 tablespoon butter, plus more for greasing
2 (3-ounce) bags no oil or salt added microwave popcorn, prepared, any unpopped kernels removed*
2 cups unsalted mini pretzel twists*
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, walnuts or pecans
3/4 cup unsulphured molasses
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Lightly grease two large baking sheets with butter; set aside. Toss together popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in a very large bowl; set aside. Put molasses, sugar, butter and salt into a small pot and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes, and then remove pot from the heat and carefully stir in vanilla. Working quickly, pour molasses mixture over popcorn mixture and toss with two large spoons to coat. Divide between prepared baking sheets, set aside for 10 minutes to cool and then serve immediately or keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.