maple almond popcorn

in keeping with the easy snack theme of the week, we decided to whip up some of our favorite salty & sweet treat - maple almond popcorn! this popcorn is similar to caramel corn but much easier and we've substituted maple syrup for traditional sugar. feel free to sprinkle the finished product with even more salt to up the salty & sweet factor. this stuff is dangerous though - once it's cooled, we can't stop eating it!

Maple Almond Popcorn

4 cups popcorn
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 tbs unsalted butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp kosher salt
in a large bowl, toss popcorn and almonds together. prepare a sheet pan by lining it with foil and lightly oiling. in a small sauce pan, melt butter. add maple syrup and bring to 300 degrees F on a candy thermometer without stirring. quickly pour over popcorn and mix well with an oiled wooden spoon to coat evenly. spread the mixture out on prepared sheet pan and let cool before breaking into pieces. enjoy!


squirrelbread said...

I don't like popcorn usually, but this I might actually eat... and enjoy!!



Jhoanna Herrera said...

Can't wait to go home, make some of this and sit in front of the tv. Yum!

Siri said...

Such a great idea...adding a little maple to sweeten things up a bit without having that sickenly sweet carmel popcorn taste.

Also- I would never have thought of adding almonds to my popcorn. Thanks for the inspiration!

jen said...

yummy. and nice bowl, too.

Megan {Feasting on Art} said...

Sounds wonderful and the light through the maple syrup is so beautiful!

Miss Aimee said...

such a lovely site!

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