Praline Popcorn Crunch
10 cups popped popcorn
1 1/2 cups whole pecans
1/2 cup slivered almonds
11/3 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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