This stuff should seriously come with a big, fat (pun intended) warning! Highly Addictive!! After just one bite, some strange force takes over and controls the hand to mouth action. Try as I may, the force is always stronger than any will I posses. The force always stays strong until the bowl is gone, or close to it. I started making 1/2 batches, then 1/4 batches, trying with all my might to overcome "the force", but it had me making more every night. You might just as well make the full (or double) batch and resign yourself to the sweet, salty, buttery goodness.
Because of the aforementioned issue I have, I usually only make this around the holidays when there are lots, and lots of people around to help me eat it. The other times that I have been know to make it, is when I have been prego and baby wants it. There is just no use in arguing with baby. Baby is just as strong, if not stronger than the force. Sometimes I feel like a puppet on a string, just doing what I am made to do.
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 cup butter
1/3 cup corn syrup
Cook to soft ball stage or 240. Stir in:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/2 bag (about 17 cups) corn pops (not the cereal, found in the chip isle).
1 (4 ounce) bag slivered almonds
1 cup shredded coconut.
Mix well. Spread onto a greased cookie sheet to cool. Store in an air tight container.