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Apple popcorn brittle

Updated: April 19, 2011 5:19AM


1 quart popped popcorn

2 cups apple-and-cinnamon- flavored cereal

1 cup cocktail peanuts

Butter, for lining pans

3/4 cup apple juice

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

In bowl, toss together popped popcorn, cereal and peanuts; set aside.

Butter sides of heavy (2-quart) saucepan. In saucepan, combine apple juice, sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Cook to hard-ball stage (250 degrees on candy thermometer). Remove from heat. Pour syrup over popcorn mixture; gently toss to coat.

Spread in buttered (151/2-by-101/2-by-1-inch) baking pan. Cool until hardened. Break into pieces.

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Nutrition facts per serving: 410 calories, 13 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 70 g carbohydrates, 45 g sugars, 9 g protein, 189 mg sodium, 5 g fiber

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