Maple Pecan Popcorn

Maple Pecan Popcorn
Staff Writer
Maple Pecan Popcorn

Romulo Yanes

Maple Pecan Popcorn

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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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

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. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
50g
71%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Carbohydrate, by difference
100g
77%
Protein
16g
35%
Vitamin A, RAE
4µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
27mg
3%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
33µg
8%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
193mg
60%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
437mg
62%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
1443mg
96%
Water
23g
1%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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