1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup apple cider
2/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
4 cups warm popped corn
1 cup salted peanuts
clip-on candy thermometer
Combine, sugar, cider, syrup, butter and salt in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring occasionally. Turn off
heat, and remove crystallized sugar from sides of pan with a wet
brush. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes,
or until thermometer reads 260 F. Turn to low heat, add vanilla.
Turn off heat. When mixture is sufficiently cool, pour over popcorn
and peanuts. Mix well, and roll into 3 inch balls. Makes 18.