Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them."
-Orville Redenbacher, Famous gourmet popcorn mogul

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This is a quick and easy evening dessert / snack that everyone will love. If your family is full of chocolate lovers use the chocolate topping but I particularly love the caramel. This will appeal to all the folks in your household -- both sweet lovers and salty snackers.

Pre-made Caramel Ice Cream Toppings work well. Check for ones without high fructose corn syrup.



Homemade Fresh Caramel Popcorn

Servings = 3 | Serving size =about 5 cups

Cooking Time = 15 Minutes

This recipe is best fresh but the popcorn is pretty good the next day. Put in plastic zipper bags after it cools.

1 package Smart Balance low fat & low salt microwave popcorn
1/4 cup Caramel or Chocolate Ice Cream Topping

Pop the popcorn using the directions on the package. I have found that 2 minutes and 30 seconds on high works well.

While the popcorn is popping place the ice cream topping in a very large glass mixing bowl. The popcorn will make about 15 cups, so the bowl needs to be at least 4 quarts.

After the popcorn is popped, remove it and open the bag to let the steam escape. Place the bowl with the ice cream topping in the microwave and heat for 5 - 6 ten second intervals. Donít let the syrup become too hot or too thin. It should be warm but not to hot to the touch and still take a little time to flow when the bowl is tilted.

Remove the bowl from the microwave and add the popcorn. Using a rubber spatula scrape down the side of the bowl turning the popcorn over as you go. It will take about 5 - 10 minutes of carefully scraping and turning to coat all of the popcorn.

Serve or wait for about 15 minutes before placing in ziplock bags.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 5 cups

Servings = 3


Amount Per Serving

Calories 189 Calories from Fat 24
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 4%
    Saturated Fat 0g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 4g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
    Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 90 mg
Magnesium 44 mg