Spiced Maple Popcorn With Almonds and Cashews

Cindy Smith Bryson


You love popcorn, maple, almonds, and cashews, right? Put them all together and you have a party in a bowl! Add some spice or keep it kid friendly and leave the spice out. Better yet, make a batch of both! A great treat paired w/ your favorite beverage. It's popcorn all dressed up for the party!

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A group or 1 really hungry popcorn lover


15 Min


5 Min


Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This popcorn is sensational! First, you taste the sweetness from the maple syrup. But then the cayenne adds a bit of heat. It's a bit spicy, but you'll find yourself going in for one more handful... a lot. Great for a party or package it during the holidays for a nice hostess gift. It's so good.


6 c
already popped popcorn
1/2 c
cashews, whole
1/3 c
almonds, whole
1/4 c
dried currants or cranberries
1/3 c
1/2 c
maple syrup
1 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
cayenne pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Stir nuts and currants/cranberries into popcorn. Bring sugar, maple syrup, and remaining ingredients to a boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, remove from heat and let cool for 1 minute.
Pour the hot, sugary, maple goodness over the popped corn. Toss to coat. Spread the popcorn onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Let cool and enjoy some sweet and spicy popcorn yumminess!

NOTE: Break up any popcorn clumps before it cools. The longer it sits prior to serving the less sticky it will be.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Dairy Free
Collections: Halloween Treats, Fall Food
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids