Maple popcorn. The perfect sweet and salty snack. This maple syrup popcorn recipe comes together fast and is incredibly delicious.
In my opinion, it’s better than anything you can buy at the store.
Feeling snacky? Try my Healthy Peanut Butter Balls!
This maple butter popcorn is:
refined sugar free
sweet and salty
sweetened with pure maple syrup
only 4 ingredients
tastes like healthy kettle corn
Maple Popcorn – Ingredients
Popcorn seeds – I prefer white popcorn but any variety will work. I also recommend purchasing organic when you can since corn is now a genetically modified food.
Maple syrup – pure maple syrup is the star of this recipe. A little goes a long way and gives this popcorn it’s delicious maple flavor.
Butter – Mellows out the maple syrup so it’s not too overpowering. And who doesn’t like butter on their popcorn? Feel free to sub a neutral flavored oil like avocado oil if you need this recipe to be dairy free.
Sea salt – I love my popcorn extra salty so sea salt is a must!
Maple Popcorn – How To Make
Add 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels into an air popper. (1/2 cup is the standard max amount of kernels for most air poppers. If yours varies, you may have to pop the popcorn in two batches.)
Alternatively, you can pop the popcorn over the stove if desired.
Be sure to use a large bowl to catch the popcorn. It will make mixing easier. If you don’t have a large bowl you can dump the popcorn onto a baking sheet and mix it up there.
While the popcorn is popping, heat the butter and 1/4 cup maple syrup in a small pot over medium low heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce it to a simmer and simmer for 2 minutes.
Watch it carefully and turn down the heat if needed so it doesn’t burn.
It will begin to foam as it heats. After the time is up, remove the butter and maple syrup from the heat, and stir in the salt.
Next, dump half of the maple mixture over the popped popcorn.
Using a spoon, gently mix the popcorn until well coated.
Next, add in the remaining maple mixture to the popcorn and stir.
Give it a taste, and add more salt if desired.
Maple Popcorn – Tips
- I like to pour half of the maple mixture into the popcorn, then give it a good mix, and then add the remaining maple glaze. This just ensures all the popcorn gets evenly coated.
- Popcorn with maple syrup would make a great gift! Just add it to some cellophane bags with a pretty bow and you’re all set. Or even a cute little metal tin would be perfect to share with your friends.
- Make sure to use an oversized bowl to make stirring easier.
- Store any leftover popcorn in an airtight container.
More Snack Recipes:
- Add 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels into the air popper. (1/2 cup is the standard max amount of kernels for most air poppers. If yours varies, you may have to pop the popcorn in two batches.)
- While the popcorn is popping, heat the butter and maple syrup in a small pot over medium low heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce it to a simmer and simmer for 2 minutes.Watch it carefully and turn down the heat if needed so it doesn't burn. It will begin to foam as it heats.
- Remove the maple syrup mixture from the heat, and stir in the salt.
- Dump half of the maple syrup mixture over the popped popcorn.
- Gently stir until well coated.
- Add in the remaining maple syrup mixture and stir.
- Give it a taste, and add more salt if desired.
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