Who knew you could make your own healthier homemade version of this craveable treat? And it tastes just as good.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt; cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling and sugar is dissolved. Stir in vanilla.

  • Place popcorn in a shallow roasting pan. Drizzle brown sugar mixture over popcorn; toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a large piece of foil or a large roasting pan; let cool for 1 hour. Immediately place in an airtight container; cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 days.


Tips: Sugar Substitute: Choose Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Baking Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/2 cup brown sugar.
Nutrition per serving with substitute: same as above, except 79 cal., 131 mg sodium, 11 g carb.

To make ahead: Store airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
95 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 16.7g; dietary fiber 1.3g; sugars 9.9g; fat 2.9g; saturated fat 0.7g; vitamin a iu 153.5IU; folate 2.8mcg; calcium 9mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 13.5mg; potassium 44mg; sodium 133.8mg.

1 starch, 1/2 fat