Maple-Nut Caramel Corn

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Recipe — Maple-nut Popcorn Brittle
Preparation Time:
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • Canola oil
  • 2 cups popped corn
  • 1 cup your choice of mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Brush a cookie sheet with canola oil.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together popcorn and nuts.
  3. In a 2-L (8-cup) bowl, combine maple syrup and butter. Use a little butter to baste inside rim bowl and prevent caramel from overflowing while cooking. Microwave 8 minutes.
  4. While stirring vigorously, add baking soda, then pour caramel over popcorn and nuts. Mix to coat well.
  5. Immediately spread mixture on cookie sheet, then leave to harden 30 minutes. Break into small pieces and munch away.

Resting Time: 30 minutes

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.