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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:07 PM
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made some maple popcorn today.what i did was heat up the syrup to 240 then dumped it in a bowl with a bag of popped microwave popcorn stired til the syrup set up.it made the popcorn a little soft so i put it in the oven at 170 for about an hour. holy cow it came out good.i think i went kind of heavy on the syrup 12 oz bottle for one small bag of popcorn it's not to sweet just some expensive popcorn.the one thing i would like to change is the sugar on the popcorn it is flat and grity looking. what i am looking for is that shiney glossy look kind of like cracker jacks..do i need to go a little lower on the temp or higher? any help would be appreacheated.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Thanks for sharing. My dad is a huge popcorn fan. I might have to make him some. I wonder if the oven is what took the shine off the syrup.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 04:45 PM
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i dont think it was the oven it had that look when i was mixing it with the popcorn.the more i eat the more i think i like it just the way it is.me and the wife killed the whole bag this afternoon.
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I will pm you my recipe tomorrow when I get home, you will be much more happy with it, not gritty or soggy at all.
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Jeff, could you share your recipe right here? I would love to have it.
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i would love to make some, i bet it would be a big hit for me. why did you put it in the oven after you put the syrup on?

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Old April 26th, 2012, 04:42 PM
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This recipe is from cooks.com - I haven't tried it yet - but - seems simple enough and would probably be good. ---Mike---

Maple Popcorn - from cooks.com

1 cup (lol) real maple syrup
1/2 - 1 cup walnut pieces
9 cups popped popcorn - plain

Heat maple syrup over medium heat until maple syrup reaches 236 degrees on a candy thermometer. Lightly oil large mixing bowl. Mix popcorn, nuts and maple syrup with lightly oiled spoon. When mixture cools, break off and eat.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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i tried it today and what i did is this-

heated a 1/2 pt. of syrup to 240
then mixed it with some popcorn
scooped out on some tin foil
put it in the fridge for about 20 mins
then let heat up to room temp and eat

it worked pretty good for me

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I pulled this recipe off the Michigan Maple Produces assoc website.

Maple Popcorn, Cereal, or Nut Candy

1 tablespoon butter 1 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons water 3 quarts popped corn or mixed cereal and nuts

Boil together butter, water, maple syrup. Boil until forms soft ball in cold (not ice) water. Add popped corn or mixed cereal and nuts. Stir briskly until mixture coats popped corn evenly. Continue stirring until cools, when each morsel will be separately coated.
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We tried the instructions XYZ5150 posted from the Michigan website this morning and it turned out fantastic. Only addition we made was about 10 minutes in a low heat oven (170 F) to help dry it a bit more. I certainly see a market for this product at local fairs. Now to sort out the packaging, labels, sizes, and price points...

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