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You are going to love this homemade flavored popcorn recipe! Did you know that you can make flavored popcorn at home? I know, it’s easier to just pick up a bag of flavored popcorn at the store, but have you checked out some of the ingredients? Almost all of them have high fructose corn syrup. Since I’m trying to remove that from my diet, I’ve been making many of my husband’s snacks.
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Homemade Flavored Popcorn
This time, I made a maple harvest popcorn which is similar to a caramel corn. That’s Marty’s favorite type of popcorn so it’s the one I make most often. But, you can change the flavor by changing what you add to the recipe. You can add vanilla extract and pecans. Or, you can add strawberry flavoring and freeze-dried strawberries. Just experiment until you find something you like.
You can also use it as one of the mix-ins when you make trail mix. We generally add pretzels, popcorn, raisins, dried cranberries, banana chips and occasionally chocolate chips. It’s one of my favorite snacks to take when I go walking or hiking in the woods.
Yields 5 cups
20 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple spice mix or pumpkin spice mix
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 5 cups of popped popcorn
- Pop the popcorn according to manufacturer's instructions and allow it to cool.
- In a large pot, heat the brown sugar, maple syrup and spice mix over medium heat.
- Stir in the butter until it is melted and everything is blended.
- Add the nuts and the popcorn and still well until mixed.
- Allow it to cool and store in an airtight container.
We pop our popcorn in a heavy pot on the stove and it always comes out delicious. Of course, this recipe will work well with any unflavored popcorn as a base. So, you can pop it in the microwave or in an air popper if that’s what you have. Just make sure that the popcorn is plain or it may interfere with the flavor you get when you make this.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.