Caramel Mocha Almond Popcorn Clusters Recipe

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
1/4 cup strong illy coffee (or illy espresso)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

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

Combine brown sugar, butter , coffee 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.
Yield: 20 pieces

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