Remember my recent popcorn post? Well, several people wrote to ask for my sister’s caramel corn recipe. It’s so delicious that I can’t not share it–but so I don’t completely neglect the “svelte” part of this site, I’m also going to post a recipe for the low-cal ranch popcorn that I’ve been munching on lately. Try it and tell me you don’t love it.
Note: both of these recipes, which make enough popcorn to serve a couple people, call for air-popped popcorn. If you don’t have an air popper, I highly recommend investing in one (I love popcorn so much that I’ve burned through two already–no joke!).
3/4 cups of popcorn kernels
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar (dark or light)
1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
1/8 cup of light corn syrup
1/2 tsp baking soda
*Pop the popcorn and divide it in two large bowls
*Melt brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup together until they start to boil
*Mix the baking soda into the brown sugar mixture
*Pour the mixture over the popcorn and stir like crazy. Voila! Carmel corn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix (love this–half a packet only adds 20 calories total!)
Cooking spray - I use Spectrum organic canola spray oil
Pop the popcorn. Spray with cooking spray, then sprinkle ranch seasoning over it. Toss and repeat.