Popcorn and candy in a candy sauce. Great for the holidays! Not too chewy and won't stick to your teeth (unless you overcook the sauce)! You can customize the candy, dried fruit, and nuts to what you like. Canadian Smarties® can be used instead of M&M's®. I've known people to press the mixture into a cake pan and cut pieces, too.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
15
Yield:
15 servings
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Ingredients

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

Directions

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  • Line baking sheets with aluminum foil.

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  • Combine popcorn, cranberries, pecans, and chocolate pieces together in a bowl.

  • Stir sugar, butter, corn syrup, and vanilla extract together in a heavy saucepan; cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling, about 5 minutes. Boil mixture for 2 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vinegar.

  • Pour sugar mixture over popcorn mixture; mix until evenly coated. Spread coated popcorn mixture onto prepared baking sheets; cool. Break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; fat 19.3g 30% DV; cholesterol 33.5mg 11% DV; sodium 98.5mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
The sweet popcorn was easy to make. The sugar syrup was not too hard or too soft. I made some witches' shoes out of black cardstock and scrapbook paper. I added the popcorn to a clear bag and tied it with a ribbon and placed in the witches' shoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
The sweet popcorn was easy to make. The sugar syrup was not too hard or too soft. I made some witches' shoes out of black cardstock and scrapbook paper. I added the popcorn to a clear bag and tied it with a ribbon and placed in the witches' shoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2014
This is a very fast and easy popped corn treat! Used two packs of Microwave popcorn (Kettle Corn) 1 c of M&M peanut butter treats instead of nuts. Lots of syrup coating to go all over. Very tasty! Two large cookie sheets! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2018
this is very good and a nice change from caramel corn with many variations to suit your own taste or in my case-what I had on hand. I used some mini M&Ms caramel filled M&M's peanuts and raisins. Easy to make and done in no time. very nice snack and the M&Ms give it a nice pop of color for the holidays. Read More
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