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Maple Crunch Popcorn Recipe

Maple Crunch Popcorn Recipe

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. YIELD:18 servings


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
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.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 5639571 191156
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

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

TheDix User ID: 607421 107233
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

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

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