Chocolate + Almond Popcorn Munch [recipe]

Popcorn is a great treat to have around for snacking, especially when you pop your own.  It’s inexpensive, better for you, and super easy to do!  Brett and I have always snacked on regular popcorn that we flavor with a bit of season salt, which is always delicious but it’s always nice to switch things up a bit!  I found today’s amazing recipe for Chocolate Almond Popcorn and adapted it just a bit; what a treat!  If you enjoy Harry & David’s Moose Munch, then you’ll absolutely LOVE this better-for-you copy cat version!  This recipe makes plenty of copy cat Moose Munch to keep around for your sweet tooth (but won’t leave you with post-snacking guilt!).

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Chocolate + Almond Popcorn Munch [recipe]
adapted from Martha Stewart

INGREDIENTS:

20 cups popped popcorn (about 1/2 cup kernels)
1 cup cocoa almonds
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons course salt (I use sea salt)

METHOD

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Mix popped popcorn and nuts together in a large bowl; set aside.

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Add sugar and water together in a small bowl, heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until sugar is mostly dissolved.

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar-water mixture, butter, cocoa, and salt.  Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a gentle simmer, about 5 minutes.

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Pour warm sugar mixture over popcorn and nuts; toss to coat. Transfer to rimmed baking sheets; bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.  Allow popcorn to cool before serving.

Enjoy your Chocolate + Almond Popcorn Munch!

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