Nutty Chocolate Caramel Corn Clusters

Makes 3 quarts
Cook Time:40 mins
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:55 mins

Affections Confection

Ingredients

3 quartsJOLLY TIME popped popcorn
1 cupmarcona, whole almonds or peanuts
1 (12oz) packagesemisweet chocolate morsels
1 cuplight corn syrup
1/4 cup (1/2 stick)butter or margarine

Directions

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

Line a large, rimmed baking pan (17x 12 –inches) with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Spray a large mixing bowl (not plastic) with cooking spray and add popcorn (make sure to remove unpopped kernels) and nuts; set aside.

In a medium saucepan, combine chocolate morsels, corn syrup and butter.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils.  Pour over popcorn; toss well to coat.

Spread in an even layer into prepared baking pan.  Bake in preheated oven 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. 

Cool completely in pan.  Break into pieces; store in an airtight container.

Notes

Clean-up tip: Soak saucepan before cleaning.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board