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Mercantile Snack Mix

Mercantile Snack Mix
PREP TIME
10 min
COOK TIME
40 min
YIELDS
24 servings

Snack mix that satisfies your salty and sweet cravings.

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Ingredients

8
cups popped popcorn
6
cups toasted corn cereal squares, such as Chex
4
cups miniature pretzel twists
4
cups salted dry-roasted peanuts
1 ½
cups packed light brown sugar
1 ½
sticks (12 tbsps) butter
¼
cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2
tsp vanilla extract
¾
tsp baking soda
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 300ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with foil.

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal, pretzels and peanuts. In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and carefully stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Pour over the popcorn mixture and stir until coated.

Step 3

Divide the mixture between the prepared baking sheets and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30 minutes. Transfer the pans to wire racks and let cool completely, continuing to stir occasionally as the snack mix cools.

Step 4

Serve in individual bags.

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