Pecan Praline Popcorn is popcorn smothered in an easy to make pecan praline.
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Servings: 6 servings

Pecan Praline Popcorn

Prep Time:
10 mins
Popcorn is smothered in a very easy to make pecan praline for some of the most addictive popcorn ever!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups popped popcorn — see note
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Pour the popcorn into a large bowl and remove any unpopped kernels.
  3. Stir together the brown sugar, butter, and light corn syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat. (Note: if you are using unsalted butter, you will want to add salt in step 4.) Stir until butter has melted and the mixture reaches a slow bubble. Stop stirring and allow the mixture to boil for 4 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat immediately and stir in butter extract and baking soda. The mixture will bubble up a bit. Stir in salt, if using. Stir in the pecan halves.
  5. Pour the caramel-pecan mixture over the popcorn. Use a large rubber spatula to stir quickly but gently.
  6. Spread the popcorn evenly on the baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, 10 for chewy and 15 for crunchy. Let cool in the pan about 10 minutes before serving. Chewy popcorn should be eaten the day of. Crunchy will last up to 1 week in an airtight container.