Spiced Popcorn with Pecans and Raisins


Spiced Popcorn and NutsThe Northeast has been pummeled this week with snow, and even more snow expected! It’s the perfect excuse to get into the kitchen and cook up something tasty. Who doesn’t love popcorn, especially mixed with toasted nuts and warm spices. You can pop your own popcorn or use a store bought brand. If you’re entertaining for the Super Bowl, considering serving this yummy treat.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Toss 5 cups popped popcorn with 2 cups pecans and set aside. Melt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil in a small skillet over low heat. Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, and cook, stirring 30 seconds. Stir in 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup.

Tray of PopcornPour mixture over popcorn and nuts and mix until well coated. Spread out on a rimmed baking sheet and bake tossing every 10 minutes until nuts are dry and toasted, about 30 minutes. Let the mixture cool and toss in 1 cup of golden raisins (optional). Makes 8 servings.

Source: Bon Appetit

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