Maple Pecan Popcorn
The perfect sweet and salty treat for all your football watching festivities.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 8 -10
- 8 cups plain popped popcorn
- 1 cup pecan pieces toasted
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 ½ cups pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon maple extract
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly grease a rubber spatula and combine the popcorn with the pecans in a large bowl.
Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add maple syrup and clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Add ½ teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium to maintain a gentle boil and cook without stirring until temperature reaches 290 degrees, about 20 minutes. Watch carefully to avoid scorching.
Stir in the maple extract and cinnamon, then pour over popcorn- stirring with spatula to help coat. Season with additional salt if desired. Spread on a lined baking sheet, allowing to cool completely before breaking into bite-size pieces. Store in an air tight container.