Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters
Food and Drink

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Popcorn Board

Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

"These popcorn clusters are bursting with sweet, nutty flavors that are perfect for entertaining a group, giving as a gift or just enjoying at home!"

Makes: about 20 pieces


10 cups freshly popped popcorn

2 cups whole almonds

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon almond extract

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 225°F. Spray a 10- x 15-inch baking sheet with non-stick spray. Mix popcorn and almonds in a large bowl.

Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Over low heat, stir mixture until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high, and boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, almond extract and baking soda.

Pour over popcorn and almonds, immediately stirring gently to coat. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet, spreading evenly.

Bake for 1 hour in preheated oven. Cool completely. Break into pieces, and store in airtight container.