• 1 cup nuts (optional)
  • 10 cups unsalted popcorn
  • 4 1/2 Tbs. “butter”
  • 1 1/2 cups maple syrup (pure)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • candy thermometer
  • large shallow baking pan covered with foil, then lightly oiled
  • wooden spoon lightly oiled


  • Toss nuts and popcorn in large metal (very important) bowl
  • Melt “butter” in 1-1/2 quart sauce pan (non stick works really well) over moderate heat. Add syrup and salt, then boil, without stirring, until mixture registers 300 F on thermometer. Time varies, but usually about 20-30 minutes.
  • Pour the HOT HOT HOT mixture over nuts and popcorn, stirring briskly with oiled spoon to coat. Immediately spread popcorn in baking pan.

Cool and enjoy!

July 12, 2012