Remember the old commercial, "Candy coated popcorn, peanuts and a prize"? That's what you get with this quite Cracker-Jackian recipe for Baked Candied Popcorn.
Only no prize. Sorry.
BAKED CANDIED POPCORN
1/2 c. popcorn kernels, to make about 10ish cups of popcorn (or about 3 bags of microwave popcorn)
3/4 c. salted dry roasted peanuts
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. molasses
1/4 c. honey
Make the pocorn and plop it into the largest bowl you own, picking out any unpopped kernels as you go. Add the peanuts. Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in molasses and honey and cook over high heat, stirring, until bubbles start to form, which will take only a couple minutes. Pour over popcorn/peanuts, stir as well as you can to coat the popcorn as evenly as possible, then put entire bowlful on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, stirring often, for about 8 minutes.
Hint: Stay in kitchen during baking period as going outside to cut flowers from garden may result in several scary-dark popcorn kernels.
Eat immediately, or bag up to bring to local high school football game along with ski parkas and blankets. Alternately, squish into the corner of sofa and enjoy popcorn while watching World Series baseball games, Dancing With the Stars, or Survivor -- take your pick.