Our Caramel Corn Crunch is the perfect sweet and crunchy snack, plus, popcorn is a whole grain, which is a healthy bonus!
What You'll Need
1 (3-ounce) package reduced-fat microwave popcorn
cup packed brown sugar
cup reduced-calorie margarine
cup reduced-calorie maple-flavored syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon baking soda
What to Do
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Coat 2 rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray. Cook popcorn according to package directions. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, margarine, and syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook 5 minutes without stirring, or until candy thermometer registers 250 degrees. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
Pour syrup mixture over popcorn; stir until evenly coated. Spread onto baking sheets.
Bake 20 minutes. Cool on baking sheets, then break into small pieces. Store in an airtight container.