Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Spiced Popcorn Balls

8 cups popped corn
1 cup roasted almonds, chopped coarsely (optional)
1/2 cup vegan butter
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 11x13 pan, mix together the popcorn and almonds. Set aside. Melt butter in a small pot. Add the honey or maple syrup, orange extract and spices. Boil gently over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute. Drizzle over the popcorn mixture and stir well.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven With gloved hands, shape the hot mixture into 12 balls. Cool thoroughly.
Wrap in plastic wrap until serving time.

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