Wednesday, November 16, 2011

From Rachel Ray...Pecan Pie Popcorn

I had some free time last night to begin reading my newest edition of EveryDay with Rachel Ray.  This recipe sounded SO good that I wanted to share with those of you who may not read her magazine.  Also, as I was reading, I kept thinking this would be wonderful packaged up and given as gifts for teachers, neighbors, the bus driver, etc.  Another idea would be to include this treat as part of a gift basket with the theme of "A night in" or something along those lines---include some DVD's or board games that your recipient(s) would love as well as other snacks and hot cocoa mix, a snuggle throw....I could go on, but use YOUR imagination and have fun with it!

Pecan Pie Popcorn

1/2 C maple syrup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 stick butter
1/4 tsp. salt
7 cups popped pocorn
3/4 C chopped pecans

In pan, cook syrup and sugar over medium heat, whisking, 5 minutes.  Whisk in butter and salt until thickened, 5 minutes.  Mix popcorn, nuts and maple butter on parchment lined sheet.  Spread evenly; bake at 250 degrees for 20 minutes. 
Serves 8 (really???  Not in THIS house!)


  1. I think I'll make some of this for gifts. Thanks for the fun idea!

  2. Did you actually make it or did you post it for us to try out? If you made it, I'd love to know what you thought.

  3. Hi Fawn,
    It's on my list of things to try--posted as a (timely) idea I thought others may enjoy/find helpful. Please DO post if you try this & let us know your feedback!