Caramel "Crack Corn" Snack Mix8 cups popped popcorn4 cups rice chex cereal2 cups mini pretzels1 cup pecan halves1 cup brown sugar1/2 cup butter1/4 cup light corn syrup1 tsp. vanilla1/2 tsp. baking sodaPreheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine first 4 ingredients in foil roasting pan. (east to clean because you can just throw away!!)
Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in saucepan. Cook and stir until boiling over entire surface. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat, then quickly stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn mixture and coat well.
Bake 10 minutes and stir.
Bake another 5-10 minutes. Cool completely on parchment paper. Enjoy and share!! It's called crack corn for a reason. You just can't stop eating it!!
Modification. I made a double batch and added some extra pecans just because they are soooo delicious in the recipe.