Healthier caramel corn

Yield: 8 to 12 cups

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Maple syrup
3 tablespoons Butter (see note)
2 tablespoons Sucanat (opt., see note)
¼ teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Baking soda
¼ teaspoon Vanilla
½ cup Nuts (opt., adds fat)
8 cups (to 12) Popped popcorn (see note)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

Combine syrup, butter, Sucanat and salt in saucepan until butter is melted. Boil without stirring 3 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla (add nuts if using).

Pour over popcorn. Mix well. Place on 2 large cook sheets.

Bake for 15 minut4es. Cool. Break into pieces. Freezes well.


~ Butter is easier to digest than margarine. Can be reduced to 1 tablespoon.

~ Sucanat is a natural sweetener found in health food stores. Can be omitted.

~To save time, purchase a 16-ounce bag of pre-popped plain popcorn.

Source: Nicola B. Godfrey, Copley News Service in THE NEWS TRIBUNE, 11/95.

Submitted By IRIS GRAYSON On 12-11-95

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