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Slacker jacks

A naughty treat with popcorn, peanuts and chocolate.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time70 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium
90g popped popcorn
1 cup salted peanuts
110g unsalted butter
500g dark brown sugar, approximately 2 cups
1/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 tsp pure vanilla essence
1) Preheat the oven to 120C/Gas 1/2. Spray a baking tray with nonstick spray and line with greaseproof paper. Spray the greaseproof paper with nonstick spray as well and set aside.

2) Combine the popcorn and peanuts in a large mixing bowl. Set aside until ready to use.

3) Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla and stir until combined. Heat the mixture until it reaches 120C, approximately 10 minutes.

4) Pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir to combine. You will need to work quickly because the syrup hardens rapidly. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking tray and bake in the oven for 1 hour. Cool completely.

5) Break into pieces and serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days.

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