Popcorn + toffee + Dot's= YUM!
Pop popcorn. Then pour the popcorn and pretzels into a large metal bowl. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
Using a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter. Add the sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until the sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for about five minutes without stirring. Remove the mixture from the heat, add the baking soda and vanilla extract, and stir to mix. Pour the syrup over the popcorn and pretzels and mix gently to ensure to coat the mixture evenly with the sugar mixture. Sprinkle peanuts onto the mix. Spread the toffee pretzel popcorn onto sheet cake pans and pop them into the oven for about 45 minutes.
For a fun and festive look, add a little food coloring to the toffee or drizzle with colored chocolate.
To make extra crunchy butter toffee popcorn, pour the popcorn into foil pans and liberally pour the hot toffee over the popcorn. Once the toffee has been poured, quickly sprinkle whole pecans or a can of deluxe mixed nuts over the top. Place in a preheated oven for about 45 minutes at 250 degrees. Break into pieces. Store in airtight containers.