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Maple Crunch Popcorn

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 quarts

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

  • 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.
  • Transfer to baking sheets lined with waxed paper to cool. Break into clusters. Store in airtight containers.
Editor's Note
We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
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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  • lorrielu
    Dec 15, 2012

    Delicious...this recipe is a Keeper...and Yes very addictive.

  • TheDix
    Apr 14, 2012

    Very good. Only problem is that it's habit forming.