Old Fashioned Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave! Recipe

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Old Fashioned Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave!
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  • 2/3 cup popcorn ( un-popped)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Pop popcorn. (Update: 2- 3.5 oz bags popped microwave popcorn can be substituted, approximately same volume).
  2. Put popped popcorn in a large, brown paper grocery bag.
  3. Stovetop: Add syrup, sugar and butter to a pan and bring to a boil for two minutes. (Update: In a microwave safe bowl, nuke until ingredients are melted and bubbly, 3-5 minutes.).
  4. Add vanilla and baking powder and stir briefly.
  5. While foaming, quickly pour caramel into the brown bag, over the popped popcorn. Roll the top of the bag together until closed and shake well.
  6. Place brown bag into the microwave and nuke 45 seconds.
  7. Remove bag from the microwave and shake well. Do not open the bag.
  8. Repeat steps: nuke for 45 seconds, remove, shake well, 3 more times.
  9. Nuke again for 30 seconds, remove, shake well and pour onto baking sheets to cool. Toss the bag.
  10. Caramel will harden as it cools, break apart and enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 244.98 Kcal (1026 kJ)
Calories from fat 118.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.17g 20%
Cholesterol 34.86mg 12%
Sodium 195.84mg 8%
Potassium 38.77mg 1%
Total Carbs 33.15g 11%
Sugars 32.33g 129%
Dietary Fiber 0.11g 0%
Protein 0.26g 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 25.2mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 453.78 Kcal (1900 kJ)
Calories from fat 219.58 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.4g 20%
Cholesterol 64.57mg 12%
Sodium 362.76mg 8%
Potassium 71.81mg 1%
Total Carbs 61.41g 11%
Sugars 59.88g 129%
Dietary Fiber 0.21g 0%
Protein 0.48g 1%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 1%
Calcium 46.6mg 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
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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