Monday, October 17, 2011

Caramel Popcorn made without refined sugars

Popcorn is healthy.  Therefore, you can eat cups and cups of it without adding to your waistline.  I speak the truth.  Love me some popcorn!

I never knew that it was possible to pop your own popcorn until I met my friend Abigail.  I seriously thought that popcorn could only be made in the microwave in a bag with fake butter.  How wrong was I?  Thank you Abigail for bringing me to the light.  Watch this video if you don't know how to make stove top popcorn.

Every once in a while I get the extreme munchies and all I want is salty potato chips.  When this crazy attack hits me I reach for the popcorn.  I know it isn't the same, but somehow it takes my mind off Cape Cod kettle cooked still my beating heart.

Sometimes I also need to kill 2 birds with 1 stone, and no I am not talking about Angry birds...which I still have not played and my niece informed me that is her favorite game, wow I feel far as the 1 stone goes it is the sweet and the salty birds that I was aiming for here.

Game, set, match.
Make this popcorn, put on a movie, and enjoy these cozy Fall nights we are having.  Emma and I just watched "Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Roderick rules", and I have to admit I laughed out loud pretty much throughout the whole movie...

Caramel Popcorn

Pop your popcorn in hot oil using this ratio and then set aside:
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 TBS coconut or olive oil

In small saucepan bring the following to a boil:
1 tsp coconut oil or butter
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar,sucanat sugar, or brown sugar if you must
1/8 cup water

Boil 2-3 minutes over medium heat the add the following:
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp vanilla

Whisk together and pour over popped popcorn, stir until evenly coated.If there is any leftover, store in an airtight container or bag.  FYI this popcorn makes a nice holiday gift : )

Have you carved your pumpkins yet?  Here are some tips for you!


  1. YAY! I can eat these!!! Dagny, I love how you are doing more naturally df, gf recipes! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ~ Mona

  2. Oh my goodness, I have searched and searched! I even tried making caramel with a simple syrup that had no sugar. That went the same way it sounds...flop. Thanks!!! Now for the taste test....will try this very soon!

  3. MOnica you know I only post dairy free recipes for you right : ) Seriously girls, make is good, and easy, and now I am going to go make some more : ) Lets have a movie night soon : )

  4. Love the flavor and ingredients. So easy to make. However, mine is always gooey, it never sets fully. I would love to get this right so i could give away at Christmas like suggested ��