Maple-Chile Popcorn (Light)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Have been safekeeping this recipe - posting so I make it soon!!! Love popcorn... and love maple syrup - should be delicious!! From Cooling Light!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • cooking spray
  • 8 cups popped popcorn (popped without salt or fat)
  • 12 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon ground red pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. Coat a 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan or other large rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. Place popcorn in a large metal or glass bowl lightly coated with cooking spray.
  3. Combine syrup, butter, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring just until combined. Cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn in a steady stream, stirring to coat.
  4. Spread popcorn mixture in an even layer into prepared pan. Bake at 300° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool completely in pan.


Most Helpful

OMG!!! I hate sweet popcorn,but this is FANTASTIC!! It's hot and sweet and oh SO good.My DH is in the lounge now,with a couple of mates watching the footie,and I've just literally finished making another batch for them-it's addictive!! Thank you so much for posting Redsie,this is an awesome recipe!! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.

Noo October 29, 2008

Wow...this popcorn has some bite to it. Just perfect for the DH and DS's who like a bit of nip to most foods. I myself am more of a sweet person and so I have to go sparingly. I like the fact of the Light part of it. I used Orville Redenbacher's SmartPop-94% FF butter. So, that probably makes it Lighter yet...Thanks Celine~ Made for PhotoForum 08'~

CoffeeB May 07, 2008

This is great! I made this at work with microwave popcorn. So I omitted the salt. The maple syrup and red pepper balance each other out. I used a toaster oven to cook it so it took a bit longer.

Nyteglori September 17, 2007

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