Microwave Caramel Puffcorn Recipe

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Microwave Caramel Puffcorn
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  1. Have a large paper bag handy, spread some wax paper on your table, grab your ingredients and here we go!
  2. Melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup in a 2 quart glass bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stirl well and continue cooking the caramel to 310-320 degrees. This will take about 3 minutes (depending on your microwave) - stir every minute to blend the butter in evenly. The caramel must get to hard crack stage. I have a microwave thermometer that I use to test the temperature., but you can also test it by dripping a bit of the caramel into a cup of cold water.
  3. Add in the baking soda and stir - this will cause the caramel to expand and get fluffy ! This may be what makes it addicting.
  4. Quickly spray your paper bag with cooking spray, dump your puffcorn into the bag followed by the caramel, and shake like mad! I use oven mitts during this stage to keep my hands from getting burned. Place the bag in the microwave for 1 minute. Shake well. Another minute in the microwave, shake well. A final minute and shake well! Feel free to dance while shaking the bag.
  5. Spread the puffcorn out over the waxed paper and let cool completely. When it is cool, break it apart if needed and it's ready to eat. Did I mention it's addicting? Don't say I didn't warn you!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 255.71 Kcal (1071 kJ)
Calories from fat 140.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.61g 24%
Cholesterol 40.69mg 14%
Sodium 140.91mg 6%
Potassium 35.82mg 1%
Total Carbs 30.61g 10%
Sugars 28.89g 116%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 1%
Protein 0.4g 1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 6%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 30mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 471.76 Kcal (1975 kJ)
Calories from fat 259.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28.79g 24%
Cholesterol 75.08mg 14%
Sodium 259.97mg 6%
Potassium 66.09mg 1%
Total Carbs 56.47g 10%
Sugars 53.3g 116%
Dietary Fiber 0.48g 1%
Protein 0.74g 1%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 6%
Iron 0.4mg 1%
Calcium 55.4mg 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

  • 6.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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