Snack. Old Fashioned Bourbon Maple Popcorn with Pecans.

Old Fashioned Bourbon Maple Popcorn with Pecans

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Join the celebration this fall with Old Fashioned Bourbon Maple Popcorn with Pecans. Accented with warming flavors of bourbon, orange and bitters, this maple-glazed treat offers a fun, cocktail-inspired snack perfect for sharing.
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Course Snacks
Cuisine American


  • 8 cups popcorn
  • ½ cup chopped toasted pecans
  • cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon, Note: Substitute bourbon with rye or whiskey. For “mocktail” popcorn substitute with non-alcoholic bourbon or whiskey.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • dash bitter


  • In a large bowl, add 8 cups popcorn and ½ cup pecans. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, add ⅓ cup maple syrup, 1 tablespoon bourbon, and 2 tablespoons butter and bring to a boil. Cook swirling pan for 3 to 5 minutes or thickens to corn syrup consistency.
  • Stir in, 1 tablespoon orange zest and dash bitters.
  • Drizzle maple syrup mixture over popcorn and toss to evenly coat. Cool completely and serve.


    About the Author logo.Everybody loves popcorn—the granddaddy of all snack foods. Discovered in the Americas thousands of years ago, popcorn has captivated people for centuries with its magical charm. Yet through the ages, popcorn has remained relatively unchanged. Popcorn is a seed, which just happens to do some nifty things when heated.
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