Pecans add undeniable zest and flavor to this healthful Praline Popcorn Crunch, as well as nutritional benefits. Pecans contain over 19 vitamins and minerals -- including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc.
12 cups popped popcorn
1 cup firm-pack brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecan halves
Place popcorn in greased or non-stick 15 x 10-inch baking pan.
In a 1-1/2 quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine and honey. Cook over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.
Continue cooking at a gentle boil for five minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Slowly pour mixture over popped corn. Add pecans and stir gently until pecans and popcorn are evenly coated.
Bake at 300-degrees for 15 minutes.
Stir and bake five minutes more. Turn out on waxed paper. Cool, break into chunks and store in tightly covered container.
Recipe makes 16 cups.
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