Sweet and Salty Candied Popcorn

Sweet and Salty Good!

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18 cups popped popcorn
4 cups salted peanuts
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
¾ cup corn syrup
¼ cup butter
½ tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 250º. Grease a large roasting pan and pour in the popcorn. In a large saucepan. mix brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Stir almost constantly while bringing to a boil and continue to stir while boiling 6 minutes. Remove from heat and quickly add soda and vanilla. Mixture will become light and foamy. Pour immediately over the popcorn and mix it with 2 large wooden spoons or large utensils until well coated (careful, it will be hot). Bake for 1 hour, stirring well every 15 minutes. Cool completely before bagging, or serve warm in a bowl.