Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe

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Microwave Caramel Corn
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  • 1 cup brown sugar , firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn


  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, mix sugar, butter, syrup and salt together.
  2. Microwave on high until mixture is boiling, then continue to boil for 2 more minutes on high.
  3. Mix baking soda into mixture.
  4. In a large (clean) brown paper bag, pour mixture over popcorn and shake vigorously.
  5. Microwave in bag for another 30 seconds.
  6. Take out of microwave, and shake again.
  7. Repeat process at least two more times to ensure even coverage of caramel on popcorn.
  8. Immediately pour out on a baking pan to cool.
  9. Variations:.
  10. For a lighter, more buttery taste, substitute white sugar for the brown.
  11. For extra crunchiness, mix 2 cups peanuts, almonds, or other nut of your choice with the popcorn prior to mixing the caramel.
  12. For chocolate lovers, microwave for 90 seconds, stirring once, 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 tsp shortening and drizzle over caramel corn.
  13. For extra spiciness, add 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp ground cardamom to the caramel mixture.
  14. For easy transport (especially for Halloween treats): after removing from microwave for the last time, grease hands and form large handfuls of the carmael corn mixture into balls, then set aside to let cool.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 298.3 Kcal (1249 kJ)
Calories from fat 110.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.29g 19%
Cholesterol 30.5mg 10%
Sodium 241.15mg 10%
Potassium 92.75mg 2%
Total Carbs 47.63g 16%
Sugars 35.04g 140%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Protein 2.22g 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 28.8mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 432.28 Kcal (1810 kJ)
Calories from fat 160.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.81g 19%
Cholesterol 44.2mg 10%
Sodium 349.47mg 10%
Potassium 134.42mg 2%
Total Carbs 69.03g 16%
Sugars 50.78g 140%
Dietary Fiber 3.48g 10%
Protein 3.22g 4%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 4%
Calcium 41.8mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.5
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • good source of fiber

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