Saturday, November 27, 2010
Guilt-Free Caramel Corn
My friend has a wonderful microwave caramel corn recipe that I have used for years and years. People beg me to make it because it is so yummy. I thought I would try to healthy it up with some natural sugars. Little by little, I have experimented and found a good balance. The kids even love it!
Healthy Microwave Caramel Corn
5 quarts of fresh popcorn
In a microwavable bowl add:
1/2 cup of sucanat
2 TBS of agave syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup of butter
Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and then microwave two more minutes.
As soon as you get it out of the microwave, immediately stir in:
1/2 tsp of organic vanilla
1/4 tsp of baking soda
Pour over popcorn (popcorn must be in a microwaveable bowl.)
Stir to coat popcorn. Put it all back in the microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute (each microwave is a little different). Just watch it so it doesn't burn.
Stir again and place on parchment paper or tin foil to cool.
If you do not want it healthy, but still want an amazing, easy-to-make caramel corn, just replace the sucanat with brown sugar and the agave syrup with dark corn syrup.