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Cherry-Almond Monster Mash

Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

 

  One 2.9-ounce bag of microwave popping corn will yield about 5 cups of popped popcorn.

One 2.9-ounce bag of microwave popping corn will yield about 5 cups of popped popcorn.

1 2.9-ounce bag microwave

popping corn, popped

1 cup sweetened dried

cherry flavor Craisins

1/2 cup sliced almonds

1 pound vanilla flavored

candy coating (also called

"almond bark")

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 tablespoons vegetable

shortening

Place popcorn, Craisins and almonds in a large mixing bowl; set aside. In a medium size saucepan, melt candy coating over low heat about 8 minutes, stirring until smooth. Stir in vegetable shortening and extract and stir until well blended.

Pour candy coating mixture over popcorn mixture; stir well to coat. Spread mixture into a foil lined 9-by-13 inch baking pan. When mixture is set, break into chunks. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Makes about 1 1/2 pounds.



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