29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1

A crunchy and delicious snack mix made with pretzels, popcorn, and pecans.

Leslie
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

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  • Place popcorn in a large pot with 2 tablespoons vegetable oil. Over a low heat, begin to pop the popcorn. Constantly shake the pot to ensure that the popcorn kernels and oil do not burn. Once the popping has slowed, remove the pot from heat.

  • In a large saucepan, mix butter or margarine, brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring this mixture to a boil (over a medium heat) while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and do not stir for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and mix in baking powder and vanilla extract, stirring carefully.

  • In a large baking pan, combine popcorn, pretzels, cereal and pecans. Pour the butter mixture over the popcorn mixture, stir to coat.

  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the mixture after the first 15 minutes have elapsed.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; 19.3 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 234 mg sodium. 45.3 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Brought this to a get together. It was the first thing the guests went for and didn't stop until it was finished!
(28)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I hated this here recipe because it tasted yucky.
(14)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This has an excellent taste! I have two suggestions though: (1) Try not to make this during humid weather so that the caramel won't get as hard and (2) You might spread this out on wax paper after taking out of the oven (while still pliable) so it won't clump together. I will definately make this again!!!
(55)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Brought this to a get together. It was the first thing the guests went for and didn't stop until it was finished!
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Everyone at the birthday party (both adults & children) loved it. Some suggested substituting Spanish peanuts for the pecans and pretzel nuggets for the twists. And it does stick to your teeth a little bit but all in all I will definitely make this for future get-togethers!
(28)
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
There is so much popcorn that I didn't have a big enough bowl or pan to mix in. Also the caramel sticks to your teeth. Maybe I didn't cook long enough or too long?? Otherwise declicious.
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2008
I've been making this recipe for years as a holiday gift for teachers. I would often get notes from teacher saying that they where going to take it home to their family but ended up eating all themselves before getting home. I also like to double he caramel mixture.
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2008
Everyone who has ate this has loved it! I have made this for years so much so I had to find the recipe again to reprint it! If you let your caramel set up in your pan just warm it back up in the oven to get it out on wax paper. Be sure you sperate it before it cools.
(17)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2004
The caramel in this recipe is so good. I substituted the popcorn for Chex. I guessed how much 1 cup of unpopped popcorn would make (about 3 cups) and put in Corn Chex instead. I left out the pretzels but kept in the pecans. It was so good. I couldn't stop eating it. Very delicious recipe!
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
09/18/2004
This recipe was fine with adjustments. When mixing it I saw that I didn't have nearly enough caramel mix but when I quickly whipped up another batch to add to the rest it was fine. I did have wax paper ready sprayed with cooking spray to dump it on when it cam out of the oven. I had a bad experience another time when the whole batch stuck completely in the roasting pan when I let it cool.
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
I hated this here recipe because it tasted yucky.
(14)