Spicy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Looking for an easy Spicy Caramel Popcorn recipe? Learn how to make Spicy Caramel Popcorn using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by carpediemprncss

Makes 8 servings



Movie/TV night snack. 1 serving = 1/2 quart.

Recipe Ingredients for Spicy Caramel Popcorn

3 T vegetable oil
4 quarts popcorn (1/2 cup kernels)
1 1/2 t baking soda
3/4 t cayenne pepper
3 cups sugar
3 T unsalted butter
1 1/2 T kosher salt

Recipe Directions for Spicy Caramel Popcorn

  1. Lightly coat two large, heatproof rubber spatulas and a large mixing bowl with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. In a large saucepan or pot with a lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn kernels, cover and keep the saucepan moving until all of the kernels have popped, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the prepared bowl, removing any unpopped kernels.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the baking soda and cayenne pepper.

  4. Have two large baking sheets ready. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, salt and 1/2 cup water. Cook over high heat, without stirring, until the mixture becomes a light golden-yellow caramel, 10 to 14 minutes. Remove from the heat and carefully whisk in the baking-soda mixture (the mixture will bubble up).

  5. Immediately pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn. Working quickly and carefully, use the prepared spatulas to toss the caramel and popcorn together, as if you were tossing a salad, until the popcorn is well coated.

  6. Spread the popcorn onto the baking sheets and quickly separate them into small pieces while still warm. Cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. Once cool, store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

  7. Makes about 4 quarts.

Categories

Snacks

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 105.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
436
Calories from Fat
92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.8g
19%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
1577mg
66%
Potassium
59mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
87.6g
29%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
75.1g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Very high in sugar
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