We celebrated her 90th birthday earlier this month and several guests had mentioned her amazing baked goods, further solidifying that I wasn't the only one to benefit from her treats.
So in my continuing series that I like to call "Why I opt to make cookies at the holidays" I present another simple sweet snack. This is a great gift to bag up for friends, which is exactly what I did.
Sweet Popcorn Mix
First, in a large roaster, combine:
6-8 cups of popcorn (large microwave bag makes 5 cups)
1.5 cups of peanuts
2-3 cups of Cherrios
2-3 cups of Crispix
Second, in a small pot, combine the following & bring to a boil for 5 minutes (do not stir)
1 stick margarine
1/4 cup of white Karo syrup
1 cup of sugar
Remove from heat & quickly stir in
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1/4 tsp of baking soda
Drizzle the liquid mixture over popcorn/cereal mix.
Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stir every 15 minutes.
Let cool and then serve, or package in bags for friends.