Skinny Caramel Popcorn Bites

Thursday, October 2, 2014
It's fall, and that generally means you'll be inundated with hundred of recipes involving apples and pumpkin puree this time of year. But I've got a recipe that's a bit off the beaten path and it's perfect for little hands and fingers...and big ones for that matter.



1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
10 cups plain, air-popped popcorn


1. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

2. In a saucepan, combine sugars, light corn syrup, and butter, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil, without stirring, for 4 minutes. Carefully stir in the baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.

3. Put the popcorn in a large mixing bowl. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir to evenly coat. Using 2 spoons, form the mixture into 24 balls, about 2 inches in diameter, and place them on the lined baking them. Allow them to cool at room temperature for about 1 hour or until firm. Serve at room temperature.

* Original recipe can be found in the book Cupcakes & Cocktails (Bonnie Marcus)by Bonnie Marcus.

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