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The Ultimate Caramel Crunch and Munch Recipe

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There was a time that we all had a box of Crunch and Munch in our cabinets or packed in our lunches and it was like a comforting sort of snack. I would usually finish off the whole bag and then be like “Wow! I ate the whole bag of Crunch and Munch!” And then after realizing I’d eaten most of the bag, I would regret eating the whole bag.

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You can easily make this recipe and share with your family and friends. This is a very simple and quick recipe that you can prepare in just a few steps. This recipe has a delicious taste of caramel and nuts with crunchy texture. This is one of the most favorite recipes at home. Try this recipe today and enjoy your day with your loved ones.

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“I love the sweet, salty taste of this version of caramel popcorn,” says Dori Franklin of Nixa, Missouri. “You can make it without nuts if you wish—but I use them for extra crunch.”


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I love this recipe for caramel crunch and munch because it is easy to make and is a great treat for your family and friends. It’s sure to be a hit at any party!

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts popcorn
  • 4 oz butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups peanuts

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°.
  2. Spray large roaster or cooking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Microwave the popcorn, remove all uncooked kernels, spread evenly in roaster.
  4. Pour peanuts on top of popcorn, try not to let to many fall to the bottom of pan.
  5. Melt butter in large sauce pan. Then add brown sugar, syrup, and salt. Stirring continuously bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, let boil for 2 minutes undisturbed. (Do not stir). Don’t boil longer than 2 minutes, otherwise sugar may burn.
  6. Turn of burner and leave pan on the heat. Add vanilla and stir slightly allowing to boil once again. Remove from heat.
  7. Add baking soda, stirring vigorously. The mixture will start to foam up. While it is still foaming pour mixture of popcorn and peanuts. Mix with wooden spoon to ensure all pieces are coated with syrup.
  8. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  9. Mixture is finished when it begins to feel crunchy. Remove from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes.
  10. Store in an air tight jar or bag.

The Ultimate Caramel Crunch and Munch Recipe

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Recipe by Don Carroll Course: Recipe, Dessert, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories

242

kcal
Total time

1

hour 

20

minutes

This delicious recipe for caramel crunch and munch is the perfect treat to enjoy with friends at home, certain to satisfy even the most consuming sweet tooth.

Ingredients

  • 5 quarts popcorn

  • 4 oz butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup corn syrup

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups peanuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 250°.
  • Spray large roaster or cooking pan with cooking spray.
  • Microwave the popcorn, remove all uncooked kernels, spread evenly in roaster.
  • Pour peanuts on top of popcorn, try not to let to many fall to the bottom of pan.
  • Melt butter in large sauce pan. Then add brown sugar, syrup, and salt. Stirring continuously bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, let boil for 2 minutes undisturbed. (Do not stir). Don’t boil longer than 2 minutes, otherwise sugar may burn.
  • Turn of burner and leave pan on the heat. Add vanilla and stir slightly allowing to boil once again. Remove from heat.
  • Add baking soda, stirring vigorously. The mixture will start to foam up. While it is still foaming pour mixture of popcorn and peanuts. Mix with wooden spoon to ensure all pieces are coated with syrup.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Mixture is finished when it begins to feel crunchy. Remove from oven and let cool for about 30 minutes.
  • Store in an air tight jar or bag.

Notes

  • Drizzle with chocolate for and even sweeter treat.

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Nutrition Facts

16 servings per container

Serving Size1 cup


  • Amount Per ServingCalories242
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15.2g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Cholesterol 15mg 5%
  • Sodium 146mg 7%
  • Potassium 176mg 6%
  • Total Carbohydrate 23.3g 8%
    • Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
    • Sugars 10.9g
  • Protein 6.1g 13%

  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 7%
  • Vitamin D 20%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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