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Maple Popcorn [Maple Syrup Caramel Popcorn]

Got some maple syrup on hand and are looking to make something indulgent? Look no further. This maple popcorn is the ultimate caramel corn!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Canadian
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 18 cups
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Popcorn Maker
2 Baking Sheets
Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 18 cups Popped popcorn
  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 ⅓ cup Maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Baking soda
  • Crispy Bacon, crumbled optional
  • Nuts, options Walnuts, peanuts, and pecans work best, IMHO

Instructions

  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Measure the popped popcorn in a large metal pot. Set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, combine butter, maple syrup, and salt, whisking until well combined. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, allow to boil for 7 minutes - stirring frequently - and then remove from heat.
  • Add baking soda, stir well to combine - caramel will foam up a little.
  • Pour caramel over popcorn, CAREFULLY stir to coat evenly – Hot caramel is nasty to get burned with!
  • If you're adding bacon or nuts, do so now.
  • Divide the maple caramel corn between the two cookie sheets, spreading it evenly. Break up large chunks of popcorn, and allow to cool fully.
  • Once Maple caramel corn is fully cooled, break into smaller pieces.
  • Serve immediately, or transfer to airtight containers for storage.
    (Note: Don't store the popcorn if you added bacon - eat it right away!)

Notes

Caramel corn is VERY hydrophilic - it attracts water - so if you don't store it in an airtight container, it will draw water from the air and get soggy/sticky

Nutrition

Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 179IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg