Caramel Corn Crunch


Caramel Corn Crunch

Caramel Corn Crunch
25 Min

Our Caramel Corn Crunch is the perfect sweet and crunchy snack, plus, popcorn is a whole grain, which is a healthy bonus!

What You'll Need

  • 1 (3-ounce) package reduced-fat microwave popcorn
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-calorie margarine
  • 1/3 cup reduced-calorie maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. Cook popcorn according to package directions. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, margarine, and syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 5 minutes without stirring, or until candy thermometer registers 250 degrees. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  3. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn; stir until evenly coated. Spread onto baking sheets.
  4. Bake 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheets, then break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 76
  • Calories from Fat 13
  • Total Fat 1.4g 2 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.2g 1 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.8g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 119mg 5 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 17g 6 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 11g 0 %

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12 servings from one micro bag? What is that 1/2 cup?

Hi there! Yes, it would be about 1/2-cup. Enjoy!

I will substitute Splenda Brown for the brown sugar.

I was wondering, why not use "Splenda Brown" and cut out most of the calories?


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