Maple Pecan Popcorn

Maple Pecan Popcorn

Happy Thursday Friends!

Is anyone else glad that it is almost the end of the week? I sure am!

Seems like the weekends go by so fast and the weeks just go slow, so I am always happy when the weekend is almost here.

Plus that means that Patrick and I get to work on the house some more. I am so glad that we decided to do the majority of it ourselves. I know it takes a lot of time and sweat to do it, but it is SO rewarding when you see things getting done.

It is super exciting to see!

So most of you who follow me know that I have been working my tail-feather off at getting ready to run in some 5k races.

The first one is this weekend and proceeds are to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Foundation, a national charitable foundation for childhood cancer research. Which I just love!

I have to admit I am a little nervous, a little excited, but mostly nervous. Going from not being a runner to running 3-5ks in 3 weeks?? AH!

Make sure and send some positive vibes my way this weekend. I certainly would appreciate it!

Yesterday I shared an article with the Twitter universe from Cooking Light on “Filling Foods”. I am always looking to find foods that will keep me satisfied for longer because let’s face it. The longer you are satisfied the less you eat in between meals.

There is a lot of good information in the article but I saw a recipe that I just had to try, which I am sharing with you today.

As always I have made my personal tweaks so it suits more of my tastes, but feel free to change it or use the original too!

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups popped Kettle Corn
  • 1 cup dry roasted pecan halves (broken into pieces after measured)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

Note: you are more than welcome to pop your own popcorn. If you choose to do it that way see recipe here. It was my inspiration, but I changed it up a bit.

Put the popcorn and pecans into a large bowl and toss together.

Now the original recipe called to have the rest of the ingredients cooked on the stove. I did it in the microwave and just watched very carefully for when it boiled.

A serving size is about 1 cup and has about 110 calories with my recipe exceptions. I used much less sugar and syrup in my version to cut down on both calories and sugar. ;-)

Enjoy!

You can do it either way, but just be very careful because that mixture gets hot fast AND if you get it on it…ouch. So BE careful!

I thought that using pecans instead of cashews was a nice addition since it is Fall time. Pecans remind me SO much more of Fall than cashews. Plus their naturally buttery flavor goes perfectly with the maple flavor. YUM.

Not to mention it has a slight kick from the ground red pepper…it is very subtle, but oh so good!

I hope you all have a lovely day and a fabulous weekend! Enjoy the weather, I know I am!

*Today’s post is dedicated to my friend Jonny :-)*

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Comments

  1. Good luck in your run this weekend, honeysuckle! We’ll keep each other motivated and it will be done before you know it. BTW, new website looks awesome :)

  2. Oh that glaze looks insane! I do believe I could eat that in one sitting. ;-)

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Hellooo my dear!! Thank you very much! I know, it is terrible. I had one bite and I was like “ruhroh”…. BACK AWAY FROM THE POPCORN lol

  3. Jackie @ Domestic Fits says:

    I’ve been all about popcorn lately. I want this in my face!

  4. I have never been a fan of popcorn, but yours with pecans look just irresistible!

  5. Sugary and sweet is my kind of combo. Good luck with the race, I’m sure you will do great. I use to like running when I was younger, but now walking is much more my speed. Hope you had a great trip.
    -Gina-

  6. Good luck with your first 5K!!!! You are going to be great. And totally deserve lots of this popcorn. ;)

  7. Hey, I didn’t know you were becoming a runner. You should join our Red-Faced Runners group! This looks like an awesome snack.

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Hey Carolyn! Yea, I have been doing training for running since April I want to say. I have been doing my best to stick with it. I will have to check out the group!

  8. I’m a sucker when it comes to popcorn! No way would I be able to stop with just one cup!!! So yummy!!!

  9. Good luck with all of your 5Ks!! Its going to be so fun for you to see all that hard work pay off!

    And your maple pecan popcorn sounds amazing – its finally feeling like fall at home and warm maple popcorn sounds so so so good!

    • RavieNomNoms says:

      Hi Kristina! Thank you very much! I ran my first one and I feel great! I am so happy that I decided to do it. I would have never thought that I could run like that at this point last year! :-)

      I couldn’t agree with you more! The flavors just screen fall!

  10. Good luck on your 5k & you see only in recent months I become more and more enamored with flavored popcorn. Love your version of maple and pecans. Looks super yum!

  11. Oh my goodness, this sounds deeeelish!! YUM!
    Good luck on those races… make some of this popcorn before you run and then attack it after you finish the 5K! :)

  12. Yum, Raven – I know what I’m making for my next movie night! Pecans are a fantastic nut for sweet snacking and the maple syrup, well, that’s just a given!

  13. I eat a lot of homemade popcorn. I totally want to try this next time!

  14. Honey, we just made some maple popcorn and it was so good! Thank you for the inspiration!

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