Oh Wow, Do I Have A Treat For You!
Alright, last night I had a craving! I wanted something sweet and slightly salty! My first instinct was to make my 3 minute, 3 ingredient salted caramel. So I did just that, made a caramel in 3 minutes.
Now, what to put that smooth and rich caramel on. Sure, ice cream might be the first thought, but I was looking for some crunch!
So I pulled my popcorn popper out and whipped up a batch of GMO Free Popcorn and danced with the idea of making a kettle corn creation but a healthy popcorn recipe that everyone could enjoy!
Goo & Sweet & Salty…Oh, My!
Sure, one might think that this is a caramel corn, but it is far from it. I used very little caramel…just enough to give it a slight sweetness and the salt gave it that, oh you know…salty flavor that I was after!
There was enough goo from the caramel to allow the popcorn to stick together slightly. Yay, I used the word goo, but hey this is some good goo!!
What makes this a healthy popcorn recipe? Glad you asked!
What Makes This A Healthy Popcorn Recipe?
Here is why this popcorn is a healthy alternative to what you find at the market:
- Made without GMO popcorn (genetically modified organisms)
- Made without refined salt
- Made without refined sugar
- Is naturally sweetened
- Is made with quality fats
- Has no artificial flavors or preservatives
Yay, I’d say this is a much better option than anything else on the market out there! And it will take you only 5 minutes to whip up! Now that is what I am talking about…delicious and simple!
Sweet and Salty Healthy Popcorn Recipe
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 8 cups 1x
- Category: dessert, snack
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: american
Get your sweet and salty healthy popcorn recipe right here! This popcorn is truly amazing!
- 1/4 cup Amish Yellow GMO-Free Popcorn
- 2 tsp coconut oil – You Can Buy It Here
- 1–2 tsp melted butter
- 2 tbsp homemade 3 minute 3 ingredient salted caramel
- unrefined sea salt to taste – You Can Buy It Here
- In a popcorn popper or on your stovetop in a heavy pan, melt 2 tsp of coconut oil.
- Add popcorn and cover and pop. If using the stovetop, be sure to continuously move the pan on the burner so that the popcorn doesn’t burn.
- Once popcorn is popped, remove from heat and drizzle on 1-2 tsp of melted butter and 2 tbsp of the homemade salted caramel.
- Mix well and add additional salt if needed.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Calories: 133 Fat: 5.9g Carbs: 19.2g Protein: 2.1g
- Serving Size: 2 cups
Oh Halle – My kids are going to go GA GA over this! Not that it wouldn’t be eaten all at once but just wondering how this holds up for the day? I’m thinking a treat to pack in their lunch. That is … IF there’s any left after I make it. 😉 Thanks!!
Halle Cottis says
It holds up beautifully. I had some left over popcorn and jut stored it in a container and my girls gobbled it up the next day and said it was amazing! 🙂
Leslie Berardi says
Thank you soooo much, I really wanted a late night snack and tried this, it is wonderful!
Hi, this is a delicious recipe yes but an absolute lie that you advertise as healthy snack, no different to sweet and salty popcorn you buy. Popcorn unsalted and unsweetened is a healthy snack but once you add salt and sugar its not. Now, the sweetness recipe is using butter, butter is natural but pure saturated fat. Salt is salt, whether it has a fancy name or not. And coconut oil is one of the worst oils, anything coconut is a buzz word. Lastly maple syrup is sugar! Even natural ones. Its like people using natural honey, its using trickery words.
Good recipe, but there is nothing healthy about it. Lots of sugar, salt, oil, and butter, let’s not lie to ourselves about it. If you want to eat “healthy” popcorn, eat lightly-salted air-popped popcorn without oil or butter.
I enjoyed making this fast recipe. Love that it’s an all natural sweet treat that is not man-made. We all enjoyed this! My little ones loved it! It only took me about 10 minutes to make including the maple syrup turned caramel.