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Mocha Almond Crunch

Almonds and popcorn are caramel coated with a coffee and cocoa combination for a mocha flavor.

  • Serves: 18 servings (2/3 cup each)
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1/4 Cup margarine
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 bag (99 g each) Orville Redenbacher's® Gourmet® Buttery Flavour Microwave Popcorn
  • 1 *serving (1/3 sec spray) PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 envelope (1 oz or 28 g) Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix
  • 1/4 Cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon hot water


  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare popcorn according to package directions. Remove all unpopped kernels. Place popped corn and almonds in pan.
  3. Combine cocoa mix, coffee crystals and hot water in medium saucepan; stir until crystals are dissolved. Add sugar, margarine, corn syrup and salt; place over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly with wooden spoon. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Immediately pour over popcorn mixture and toss gently to coat evenly.
  4. Bake 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove from oven; stir again. Spread on waxed paper to cool thoroughly. Store in tightly sealed container.

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