Maple Pecan Popcorn

Maple Pecan Popcorn
Romulo Yanes


  • 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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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. 


Calories per serving:

185 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 166g 255%
  • Carbs 95g 32%
  • Saturated 54g 269%
  • Fiber 17g 67%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 43g
  • Monounsaturated 68g
  • Polyunsaturated 35g
  • Protein 17g 33%
  • Cholesterol 183mg 61%
  • Sodium 1,182mg 49%
  • Calcium 168mg 17%
  • Magnesium 216mg 54%
  • Potassium 745mg 21%
  • Iron 5mg 26%
  • Zinc 8mg 51%
  • Phosphorus 484mg 69%
  • Vitamin A 591µg 66%
  • Vitamin C 1mg 2%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 57%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 62%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 37µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 2%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 25%
  • Vitamin K 13µg 16%
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