This is a perfect party snack, and with Hallowe’en around the corner, we like the health kick and sticky sweetness.  As with any small pieces, though, make sure your children are chewing and swallowing properly to avoid choking.  Other than that, dig in! (and have some baby wipes nearby).

Ingredients
1 tbsp butter, plus extra for greasing
2 bags of 365 Everyday Value ® Organic Microwave Popcorn (no oil or salt)
2 cups of Mary’s Gone Crackers Sticks & Twigs pretzels (broken into smaller pieces)
1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, walnuts or pecans
¾ cup unsulphured molasses
¼ cup light brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Lightly grease two large baking sheets with butter; set aside. Toss together popcorn, pretzels and peanuts in a very large bowl; set aside. Put molasses, sugar, butter and salt into a small pot and bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Boil, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes and then remove pot from the heat and carefully stir in vanilla. Working quickly, pour molasses mixture over popcorn mixture and toss with two large spoons to coat. Divide between prepared baking sheets, set aside for 10 minutes to cool and then serve immediately or keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 to 2 days.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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