Flavored Caramel Corn

Chocolate: Light (like Crunch & Munch)
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar
6 Tbs. butter 1/2 c. butter
1/4 cup baking cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbs. light corn syrup 3 1/2 Tbs. light corn syrup

For both recipes: 12 cups of popcorn, old maids
removed. 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/4 tsp. vanilla.
1/2 cup peanuts.

Place popcorn and peanuts in a large rectangular cake pan. In a small pot, combine sugar, butter, (cocoa), and corn syrup. Stir constantly on medium heat until butter is melted and mixture comes to boil. Cook, without stirring, for five minutes more. Remove from heat and and add baking soda and vanilla. Stir through. Pour over popcorn and stir until well coated. Place in 300 degree oven and cook 15 minutes. Stir once and then cook 5 minutes longer. Remove from pan and soak pan in water. Let cool. Break popcorn apart and place in air tight containers.

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