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Maple Crunch Popcorn

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

3-1/2 quarts

For a snack that's sure to bring smiles, try this medley of popcorn and pecans covered in a sweet and buttery coating.—Elmira Trombetti, Paducah, Kentucky
Maple Crunch Popcorn Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves, toasted
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  1. Place popcorn and pecans in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, maple syrup, corn syrup and salt. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage). Remove from the heat; stir in maple flavoring. Quickly pour over popcorn mixture and mix well.
  2. Transfer to baking sheets lined with waxed paper to cool. Break into clusters. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 270 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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