Mixed up popcorn

  • 6  cups  popped popcorn
  • 3  cups  crisp rice cereal squares (Quaker oat squares?)
  • 2  cups  toasted oat O-shaped cereal
  • 1 1/2  cups  dry roasted peanuts
  • 1  cup  pecan pieces
  • 1  cup  firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2  cup  butter or margarine
  • 1/4  cup  light corn syrup
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/4  teaspoon  baking soda

Preparation

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a lightly greased roasting pan.

Bring brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup to a boil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly; boil, without stirring, 5 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 250°. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and soda. Pour over popcorn mixture, and stir until coated.

Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack; break apart. Store in an airtight container

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