Almond Snack Mix

This is a great non-traditional snack mix. You must have good self-control with this one around!

1 package (17.6 oz) Rice Chex
1 3/4 cups sliced almonds
1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
1 teaspoon almond extract

Place cereal and almonds in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees (hard-ball stage).
Remove from the heat; stir in extract. Pour over cereal mixture; mix well. Spread onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; cool. Toss to break apart. Store in an airtight container.

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