Cracker Jacks Gone Wild!



8 cpopcorn, popped
1 ccashews pieces, salted
1 cm&m candies
1 ccranberries, dried
1 1/4 csugar
1/2 cbutter, unsalted
1/2 ccorn syrup, light
1/4 tspsalt


1 Line a large jelly pan (or baking sheet) with foil and then spray with Pam.
2 Combine popcorn, cashews, m&m and cranberries in a large bowl.
3 Over medium heat in a large saucepan add the sugar,butter,corn syrup and salt. Stir frequently.
4 Cook 3-4 minutes until sugar is dissolved and syrup is boiling stir occasionally. Reduce heat to medium, boil without stirring for 5-7 minutes or until mixture looks a light caramel color.
5 Boil an additional 2-3 minutes or until it is a rich golden brown. Watch carefully as it will brown quickly.
6 Remove from heat and pour over popcorn, nuts and candy mixture. Stir quickly to mix well. Pour/spread as much as possible pulling apart clumps into prepared pan.
7 Cool 15-20 minutes or until warm to the touch. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.
8 Enjoy within 5 days of preparation.