Maple glazed popcorn is a lightly sweet treat, that you will want to make again and again. It is quick to make and full of sweet cinnamon and maple flavor with a hint of savory salty flavor. It’s perfect for a night hanging out watching a movie or a snack by the fire pit on a fall evening.
😋 Why make this recipe
Ok, y’all this is definitely and treat that you will want to make again and again. It’s a unique lightly sweet treat that only takes 5 minutes and it is not heavy in calories.
What type of mayple syrup is best
For this maple popcorn recipe, I like to use a grade A amber color which is rich in taste and provides a naturally sweet, rich, and smooth taste.
What type of popcorn to use
I have a secret to great popcorn that does not get stuck in your teeth! There is a variety of popcorn grown in Indiana called Lady Finger. It is a very small seed with hardly any hull. The kernels are small and full of flavor.
How to pop the popcorn
I use a hot air popcorn popper. Also, I feel the maple glaze sticks to a popcorn kernel better if it is hot air popped.
Add-ins for your popcorn
Try some of these fun add-ins to your maple popcorn.
- Chocolate covered peanuts or pretzels
- Crisp bacon pieces
How far can this be made ahead?
Since this maple popcorn is covered in a sugary glaze it is best to serve right away. Be warned it’s finger-licking good or you might need a napkin.
How to store it
If you do have leftovers seal in an airtight container or ziplock bag. Use within a few days. You could freshen it up in a 250-degree oven spread on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes.
💭 Top tip
How to avoid sticking
After you coat the popcorn with the maple glaze, turn it out onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet to cool.
More maple recipes
If you like cooking with maple be sure and try these great maple-flavored recipes.
Maple Glazed Popcorn
Note: Be sure to read through the recipe’s post for tips and details about this recipe.
- 6 cups popcorn , popped in hot air popper
- 3 tablespoons butter,
- 1/4 cup maple syrup, real
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Pop popcorn in a hot air popcorn popper
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Once butter is melted add maple syrup. Stir to combine and heat syrup through just until it starts to bubble.
- Take off heat and stir in vanilla and cinnamon
- Pour over popcorn and quickly toss to coat.
- Spread popped corn into a single layer of parchment paper and sprinkle with salt.
- Allow to cool before eating. Store in an airtight container.