Posted On December 22, 2010

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(225 F oven) from Elizabeth

Delicious..Makes a lot which disappears rapidly

5 quarts popped corn (about 20 cups)

2 cup shelled or salted peanuts (optional)

2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup light or dark corn syrup (or Rogers)

1/2  pound margarine (i.e. 1 cup)

2 Tbsp. molasses

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 tsp. soda

Mix popcorn and nuts together in a large bowl. Set aside. Melt margarine in saucepan. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, molasses and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Next, gently boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in vanilla and soda. Slowly drizzle the syrup over the popcorn. Quickly mix to coat evenly. Turn the mixture into 2 large shallow baking pans. Bake at 225F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Remove and let cool. Break into chunks. Store in a large plastic bag at room temperature.