Monday, October 5, 2009

BUTTERY CARAMEL CORN WITH ALMONDS

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup white corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup coarsely chopped blanched almonds

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Generously grease a baking sheet. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven blend brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Cook over medium-high heat for about 2 minutes, or until light and foamy. Stir constantly during cooking. Remove from the heat, add the popcorn and stir to coat thoroughly. Stir in the almonds. Spread on the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes, stirring once. Cool. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in a covered container.

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