Maple-Nut Popcorn

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INGREDIENT

  • 10 Cups plain popcorn, popped
  • 2 Cups mixed nuts, such as pecans, walnuts & almonds
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
  • Nonstick spray, for greasing
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter
  • 1.5 Cups pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Combine the popcorn, mixed nuts, salt, paprika and cayenne pepper in a large serving bowl.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat. Pour in the maple syrup and continue cooking until the mixture reads 275 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer, about 15 minutes.
  4. Carefully pour the mixture over the popcorn and nuts. Toss, using a spoon that has been coated in nonstick spray, to coat the popcorn evenly with syrup. Allow the popcorn to cool before serving.