No need to go to the ballpark to celebrate baseball season. Whip up your own caramel corn at home. Everyday Food editor Sarah Carey shows you how to make this classic sweet snack.
Caramel Corn with Peanuts
Nonstick cooking spray
14 cups popped popcorn (from 1 cup kernels)
1 1/4 cup red-skinned peanuts
1 stick plus 2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup molasses
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
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1. Heat oven to 250 degrees. Spray two rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and peanuts. In a medium saucepan combine butter, sugar, molasses, and salt over medium high until butter has melted. Stir once to combine. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring until the temperature reaches 248 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
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2. Working quickly, add caramel to popcorn and peanuts and stir to coat. Transfer mixture to 2 baking sheets, spread out evenly, and bake until crisp, 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let cool completely. Break into clusters.
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