Caramel Corn Snack Mix
8 cups popped popcorn
4 cups crispy rice cereal squares (RICE CHEX)
2 cups small pretzel twists
1 cup pecan halves
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1.Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, cereal, pretzels and pecans.
3.In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low; cook without stirring for 5 minutes.
4.Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture and toss until evenly coated.
5.Bake at 300 degrees F (150 degrees F) for 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes. Transfer to large piece of parchment paper and cool completely. Break into chunks once cool.