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Cinnamon Almond Popcorn Treat

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At church a couple of weeks ago they gave all the ladies caramel corn.  Knowing I couldn’t eat it, I was given a separate bag of plain popcorn.  Of course I was very grateful that they had considered my needs in preparing this special treat.  I was even more grateful a few days later when my friend told me she had made herself a popcorn treat using only honey and butter.  Of course I got the recipe!  After this my head started swimming with ideas on how I could make this even better.  I would add nuts and possibly drizzle melted chocolate over it (we were addicted to Dale and Thomas popcorn at one time.  But, as with so many other things, it had to go.)  when I told my husband my plan he said “You could add cinnamon too!” so here’s what we ended up with…

Cinnamon Almond Popcorn Treat

5-6 cups popped popcorn

1 Cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup peanuts

2 Tbsp butter, melted

1/2 Cup Honey

2 Tbsp cinnamon

Sprinkle of nutmeg

Mix the popcorn and nuts together, spread into large baking pan.  Mix the honey into the melted butter.  Sprinkle Cinnamon and nutmeg over the popcorn and nut mixture.  Drizzle honey mixture over popcorn mixture.  Stir the mixture to coat it with the honey.  Bake in a 275 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.  Stir the mixture and bake an additional 10-15 minutes.  Remove from oven, stir again and let cool.

I loved this just the way it was and have already eaten most of it!  Next time maybe I’ll add the chocolate.  My plan for this is to melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler, put the melted chocolate into a cake decorating bag with a writing tip and drizzle the popcorn with chocolate as it cools in the pan.  I think that it will be even more fabulous this way!

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