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Apple Popcorn Brittle

Apple for Apple Popcorn Brittle

Popped popcorn and apple-cinnamon cereal pair up with cocktail peanuts, apple juice, sugar, corn syrup, a touch of vinegar and salt to create tasty whole grain treat of Apple Popcorn Brittle.


1 quart popped popcorn*
2 cups apple and cinnamon flavored cereal
1 cup cocktail peanuts
3/4 cup apple juice**
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt


In a bowl, toss together popped popcorn, cereal and peanuts. Set aside. Butter sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan. In saucepan, combine apple juice, sugar, corn syrup, vinegar and salt.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Cook to hard ball stage (250-degrees on a candy thermometer).

Remove from heat. Pour syrup over popcorn-cereal-peanut mixture; toss to coat. Spread in a buttered 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch baking pan. Cool until hardened. Break into pieces.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 20 - 24 servings.

Recipe Notes

  • *1 ounce of unpopped popcorn kernels (2-tablespoons household measure) makes approximately 1-quart of popped popcorn.
  • **3/4 cup apple pop wine may be used instead of apple juice.

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