Maple Pecan Popcorn

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup  pecans, toasted and chopped coarsely
  • 8 Cups  popped plain popcorn
  •    Cooking spray
  • 6 Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • 1/5 Cup  pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt

It's amazing how the addition of a couple of carefully chosen ingredients can transform an old favorite into something new and exciting. Toasted chopped pecans and pure maple syrup turn ordinary popcorn into a sweet and savory snack in this recipe from Gourmet Holiday.

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Directions

Toss the pecans and popcorn in a large bowl. Line a large shallow baking pan with foil, then lightly oil the foil and a wooden spoon. Melt the butter in a 1- to 1 ½-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the syrup and salt, then boil, without stirring, until the mixture registers 300 degrees on a candy thermometer, 15-20 minutes.

Pour the syrup over the pecans and popcorn, stirring briskly with the oiled spoon to coat. Immediately spread the popcorn in a baking pan. Cool completely then break into bite-sized pieces. 

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