Autumn Spiced Caramel Popcorn {Sugar Free}

The rich, inviting autumn flavors in this popcorn makes this such an enjoyable snack that you will absolutely love!


Hey guys! We're back again with a new recipe that's perfect for fall. We're sure that you will just love this recipe, because the rich deep flavors in the clusters of Spiced Caramel Popcorn is so inviting, and has such engaging flavors for you to enjoy!
I think you'll find that this popcorn is perfect if you're having friends over for a movie night, or you might just enjoy it as a snack for a bit of a sweet tooth once in a while; I know I do! (shhh...don't tell anyone!)


I was really excited when I experimented with this popcorn sauce only using coconut sugar and maple syrup for sweetener. Just adding the sweeteners to some butter and salt, and it made a delicious caramel sauce, that you would never guess was sugar free!

The funny thing about caramel is that one moment it can be cooking away and bubbling a bit, and then next completely burnt...rather frustrating if you ask me! Solution? Stay right by the stove and stir often and watch it like a hawk ...well, maybe not quite that intently, but you get the point. :)
Take it off the heat as soon as it starts to bubble up quite a bit. This isn't a super thick sauce, so just keep in mind that it's okay if it's quite runny.

After making the caramel sauce, my favorite part comes...where we get to add the pumpkin pie spice! Without it, this popcorn wouldn't have quite the spectacular taste it has, so we're going to put 3 teaspoons in to make sure this popcorn doesn't lack any autumn flavor!
Next, we'll add 2 teaspoons vanilla and stir it into the sauce. Now it's time to incorporate the sauce into the popcorn! We'll then put the popcorn in a large pan and sprinkle a bit of salt over it to add a little extra spunk! YUM! Bake, cool, and then enjoy!

Have fun with this recipe, guys! Let us know what you think of it in the comments below or by posting a picture when you make this popcorn on Instagram (You can check out our profile here!) using the #healthyforgoodblog hashtag! We'd love to see your photos and hear what you thought of this recipe!


Autumn Spiced Caramel Popcorn {Sugar Free}

Ingredients

1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels (about 16 cups popped corn)
1 cup salted butter
1 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tsp sea salt, divided
2 teaspoons vanilla

3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (Or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice)

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Follow the directions on your air popper to pop 1/2 cup of kernels into a large bowl.
3. In a saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar, coconut sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, and 1 teaspoon sea salt over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Boil for a couple minutes, stirring constantly, being careful to not let it burn.
4. Take it off the heat and stir in vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
5. Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and stir to make sure the sauce is distributed evenly.
6. Line a 11 x 15 pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Spread the popcorn evenly. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon of salt and place in the oven.
7. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
8. Let cool. Enjoy!

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Liz & Sarah

2 comments

  1. I want to eat some of this. :D

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    1. Oh, you'd love it, Kaleigh! It's really good. Next time we see each other, I'll make you some. :D

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