Maple Pecan Popcorn

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Maple Pecan Popcorn
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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10
Servings
181
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
about 10 cups

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. 

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
25%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Protein
2g
3%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
59µg
7%
Vitamin C
0.1mg
0.2%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.5%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
16mg
2%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
4µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
4µg
1%
Iron
0.4mg
2.4%
Magnesium
20mg
5%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.2mg
1.1%
Phosphorus
46mg
7%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
70mg
2%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
6.2%
Sodium
73mg
3%
Sugars, added
4g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.8%

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