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Praline Popcorn Crunch
    Praline Popcorn Crunch


    Servings: 15
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Wait Time: 1 hour
    Start to Finish: 1 hour, 30 minutes
    Times are approximate


    10 cups popped popcorn
    1 1/2 cups whole pecans
    1/2 cup slivered almonds
    1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter
    1/4 cup praline liqueur
    1/4 cup light corn syrup
    1 tablespoon praline liqueur
    1/4 teaspoon salt


    Heat oven to 325°F. Butter baking sheet and large bowl.

    Toast pecans and almonds until light brown.

    Mix popped corn and nuts in a large bowl.

    Combine sugar, butter, 1/4 cup praline liqueur and corn syrup in heavy 2 quart saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring occasionally to 275°F. or until small amount dropped into very cold water reaches soft crack stage (separates into hard, but not brittle threads).

    Remove from heat, quickly stir in the 1 tablespoon praline liqueur and salt.

    Pour over popped corn and nuts mixing until evenly coated. Immediately spread mixture on baking sheet.

    Let stand about one hour.

    Break into bite-size pieces.

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