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    Caramel Popcorn (Light)

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    Redsie's Note:

    From Cooking Light. Will try soon!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 250°.
    2. 2
      Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and molasses in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Place popcorn in a large bowl; pour sugar mixture over popcorn in a steady stream, stirring to coat.
    4. 4
      Spread popcorn mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove from oven; stir to break up any large clumps. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
    6. 6
      Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2009

      55

      Wonderful!!! Made popcorn using the method in Easy Microwave Popcorn and subbed honey for corn syrup. This makes a lot of syrup, enough for more popcorn if you'd like but we loved it as is. The caramel crunch is wonderful!!! Buttery and sweet and perfectly crunchy. I used regular old molasses and didn't notice a strong flavor, in fact much less than a recipe I made recently. I used unsalted butter and popcorn without salt and it was perfect, for those using microwave popcorn, I'd suggest cutting back on the additional salt. We ate the whole batch last night!! I love Cooking Light and this recipe is a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on May 30, 2008

      55

      This is so postively sinful Reds. I don't see how it's light, considering the butter, but if you say so...I believe you:-) I want to, really I do:-) I love the little touch of molasses too. I can taste it just a bit, so it's not overpowering. I made the full batch and I really have to watch myself in eating this. Moderation would be the key here. Love it, per usual!!! Made for ZaarStars!!

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    • on December 19, 2007

      55

      I loved this recipe! Although I generally love caramel corn! LOL I didn't really even notice the molasses flavor. I did make 1/2 batch and for that I'm grateful since I ate most of it myself. Great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Caramel Popcorn (Light)

    Serving Size: 1 (65 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 255.7
     
    Calories from Fat 66
    25%
    Total Fat 7.3 g
    11%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 18.0 mg
    6%
    Sodium 270.5 mg
    11%
    Total Carbohydrate 48.3 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 30.0 g
    120%
    Protein 1.4 g
    2%

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