A few years ago I discovered a life changing fact…you can make homemade caramel popcorn in a microwave! It’s usually a time-consuming process so this discovery was a total game changer. It only takes 15 minutes and all you need is a brown paper bag and a microwave. At the beginning of a new year, I like cutting extra clutter out of my life and try to live with less. So I love that this recipe only requires a few simple ingredients and has fewer calories. We have a tradition of making this for our family movie nights.
We used Truvia Baking Blend in this recipe, which is a blend of cane sugar and Truvia Natural Sweetener. It has 75% less calories per serving than sugar, so this recipe is a healthier option for your family than traditional caramel popcorn. Now you can have a little bit more on your movie nights!
Microwave Caramel Popcorn
Step 1: Place the popped popcorn into a brown grocery bag. Set aside.
Step 2: Add the Truvia Baking Blend, butter, Truvia Simple Syrup, salt, and vanilla together in a bowl and place in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Watch the window to see once the liquid starts boiling and the butter is melted, then remove.
Step 3: Whisk the caramel mixture together until combined. Place back in the microwave for one additional minute.Step 4: Whisk in the baking soda.
Step 5: Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn in the bag. Fold the top of the bag down a few times, then shake vigorously (you want to make sure the caramel evenly coats the popcorn.)
Step 6: Put the whole bag into the microwave for 1 minute. Then, remove and shake again. Flip the bag over and put it into the microwave for an additional minute.
Step 7: Empty the warm popcorn onto sheets of parchment paper or wax paper to cool.
Step 8: Enjoy!
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This post is sponsored by the Truvia Brand. Truvia Natural Sweetener is a zero calorie sweetener made from the stevia leaf.
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