Cracker Jacks Gone Wild! Recipe @pinch

Perfectly salty and sweet, this movie night treat is addicting. All the extra add haveins take this to a whole new level. Caramel popcorn is tossed with chocolate M&M's and tart dried cranberries for the ultimate flavor contrast. We loved cashews for the nut of choice (but easily swap your favorite). This is great any time of year and not just for movie night. Use different color M&M's for a holiday treat or hostess gift. So easy and so good! This is our movie night favorite! I admit I tend to overindulge, but cannot help myself. :)

cracker jacks gone wild
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Recipe Cuisine: American Recipe Category: Nuts Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients :
  • 8 cup(s) popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup(s) cashews pieces, salted
  • 1 cup(s) M&M candies
  • 1 cup(s) cranberries, dried
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/2 cup(s) butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup(s) corn syrup, light
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
Intructions :
  • Line a large jelly pan (or baking sheet) with foil and then spray with Pam
  • Combine popcorn, cashews, M&M's, and cranberries in a large bowl
  • Over medium heat in a large saucepan add the sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Stir frequently
  • Cook 3-4 minutes until sugar is dissolved and syrup is boiling stir occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Boil without stirring for 5-7 minutes or until the mixture looks a light caramel color. Boil an additional 2-3 minutes or until it is a rich golden brown. Watch carefully as it will brown quickly
  • Remove from heat and pour over popcorn, nuts, and candy mixture. Stir quickly to mix well
  • Pour/spread as much as possible pulling apart clumps into prepared pan
  • Cool 15-20 minutes or until warm to the touch. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers. Enjoy within 5 days of preparation.

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