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Maple Pecan Popcorn

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
Servings10
Calories Per Serving181
Total Fat16g25%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated5g27%
Cholesterol18mg6%
Protein2g3%
Carbs9g3%
Vitamin A59µg7%
Vitamin C0.1mg0.2%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.5mg2.5%
Vitamin K1µg2%
Calcium16mg2%
Fiber2g6%
Folate (food)4µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%
Iron0.4mg2.4%
Magnesium20mg5%
Monounsaturated7gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.2mg1.1%
Phosphorus46mg7%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium70mg2%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg6.2%
Sodium73mg3%
Sugars, added4gN/A
Trans0.3gN/A
Zinc0.7mg4.8%