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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10
Servings
856
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
46g
66%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
102g
78%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
16g
64%
Folate, total
39µg
10%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
177mg
55%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
411mg
59%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
1485mg
99%
Water
25g
1%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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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.