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Spicy Maple Popcorn

Prep Time: About 5 mins from start to finish

Need a last minute party snack? An addition to a packed lunch? Something for that picnic or backpaccking trip? This is easy, quick, and you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry.

  • 1 tblsp. canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unpopped popcorn
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews, or pumpkin seeds or whatever YOU like
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tblsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasalt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

Heat oil over medium high heat. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.Add popcorn to oil, cover and cook until popping stops, shaking pan frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in nuts or seeds. Cobine sugar and remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Cool 1 minute. Pour hot syrup over popcorn mixture. Toss to coat well. Spread on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Cool 3 minutes. Makes about 6 servings.

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  1. SnakeWitch
    Great idea! I love sweet and salty popcorn. Voted! When you have the chance, check out my new post here, 'Veganism is the Future', says Bill Gates. It's not what it sounds like...
  2. Veganara
    Voted. It sounds amazing, yummy yum yum!! Especially with the addition of nuts. Come and check out my latest, Never Been A Quitter (Except for This!), and if you like it, please vote! :-)
  3. kristo
    voted! oh wow! i just had peanuts with a similar sweet/spicy mixture and loved them. great recipe!
  4. Veggie
    Wow! this looks amazing, especially for the sweet salty taste I think we all like. I pop my own corn anyway, so I will try this for sure! I voted! Please check out my post on chickpeas, and vote if you like it. Thanks again for the recipe!


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