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Active Time : 10 minutes
Total Time : 25 minutes
Serves : about 10 cups


  • 1 3.3 ounce package microwave movie theater butter popcorn (3.3 ounce)
  • 1 cup Spanish peanuts
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Prepare popcorn according to package directions; remove unpopped kernels. Combine popcorn and peanuts in a large roasting pan; set aside.

In large saucepan, combine sugar, butter, water and salt over medium heat. Stir occasionally until bubbly around edges. Cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn; stir until well coated.

Bake in a preheated 300°F oven 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven and spread on greased wax paper. Quickly separate; let cool. Store in an airtight container.