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Fruity Baked Popcorn


  • 7 cups popped corn
  • 3/4 cup candied red cherries, cut up
  • 1 cup broken pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Remove all unpopped kernels from popcorn.
  2. In a 17 x 12 x 2-inch baking pan, combine popcorn, cherries and pecans.
  3. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, butter and corn syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until butter melts and mixture comes to boiling. Cook over low heat 5 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla extract. Pour mixture over popcorn; gently stir to coat popcorn mixture.
  5. Bake at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes; stir.
  6. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.
  7. Remove corn mixture to a large bowl. Cool.

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