Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Head out to the ball game with this healthy caramel popcorn. Popcorn, nuts, raisins and honey make a low fat sweet treat that’s so tasty you’ll never want to buy boxed caramel popcorn again….

Special Diets: Heart Healthy Recipe and Gluten Free Recipe

Category: Desserts, Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, and Diabetes Friendly

Ingredients

16 servings

  • 8 cups popped fat-free unsalted popcorn (or 1/3 cup raw kernels air-popped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw peanuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp reduced-calorie trans fat free margarine
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 300°. Lightly coat a baking pan with sides with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine popcorn, nuts and raisins. Set aside.In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, honey, margarine, salt and cinnamon and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, just until brown sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Pour honey mixture over popcorn mixture, tossing to coat evenly. Transfer coated popcorn to prepared baking pan.Bake popcorn for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until caramel colored. Let cool until the syrup has almost hardened, about 2 minutes.Coat a large piece of wax paper with nonstick cooking spray. Transfer popcorn to wax paper and let cool completely. (If parchment paper was used in baking pan, remove parchment paper and popcorn from pan and allow popcorn to cool completely on parchment paper.)Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories
100
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    3g
    5%
  • Saturated Fat
    0
    0%
  • Cholesterol
    0
    0%
  • Sodium
    28mg
    1%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    6%
  • Dietary Fiber
    1g
    4%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.