- 8 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup peanuts (optional) I switch off with other nut types but not for the kids.
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup
margarinebutter and coconut oil (I haven't gone 100% coconut oil yet)
- 3 tablespoons
corn syrupcoconut nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon each salt & baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
I will elaborate on Coconut Nector here. I bought this last year when I was ordering foods online to try out on my family. I never used it because it was thick and sticky and quite frankly....annoying. It strings along much like melty cheese. I almost NEVER use corn syrup, but resigned myself to using it in this one recipe or that every other year candy at Christmas thing. However, while making this recipe, I was always thinking of other ways to health it up. So I started adding some coconut oil to the butter base, 'in place of' would be more correct. I wanted to replace the corn syrup but you need something tasty and something that will crisp up in the oven. Now...last night I had a food epiphany....what if I use that stuff in the cupboard..it is syrupy-like!!! I made it and it was the bomb!! Perfect...good tasting...good for you...low sugar level and index!!! Even the kids loved it. Braveheart said it was the best one yet. Daddy, I could tell without saying, he might of done without the pumpkin nuts...but hey, even he needs a parasite cleanse now and then!!
I don't have a good sugar replacement, but hey...it's caramel corn, it is what it is....I ate it and still lost .2 pounds the next day...eat occasionally and enjoy!
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