How to Make your own Completely Irresistible Salted Caramel Popcorn—And a Guilt-Free Version

What’s the key to a truly irresistible snack? At its core, it must be easy and delicious. Popcorn is the perfect example. Even if you’re making it from scratch, a bowlful of crunchy kernels is ready to eat within a few minutes. Then, you can dress it up and pile on all your favorite flavors: cheesy, spicy or sweet.

Here are a few of our favorite sweet and salty popcorn recipes to fuel your next movie marathon.

Salted Caramel Popcorn

You’ll have a heaping bowl of salted caramel popcorn in no time with this quick and easy recipe from Cookies and Cups. Butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt turn into a delicious — and dare we say, addictive — caramel sauce perfect for pouring over popcorn. You don’t even need a candy thermometer to get this treat just right.

Cookies and Cups

Apple Pie Popcorn

Sweet as a Cookie’s guilt-free version of the salty-sweet popcorn recipe manages to be just as satisfying as the indulgent sugary variation. Her secret is a mix of sensational spices. With cinnamon, apple pie spice and vanilla, the recipe provides a kick of flavor, while a touch of stevia sweetens it sans added calories.

Sweet as a Cookie

Healthy Salted Caramel Popcorn

The key to this healthier salted caramel popcorn recipe is the caramel sauce. Instead of butter and sugar, Fit Mitten Kitchen swaps in lighter — but no less flavorful — ingredients. Her sauce includes coconut cream and maple syrup, which combine for a gooey, guilt-free treat.

Fit Mitten Kitchen

Popcorn Quinoa Chips

When you’re just too crazed to whip up your own popcorn snack, this twist on a traditional chip by Safe + Fair is the perfect choice. These vegetarian chips are made with clean ingredients, like quinoa and flax seeds, and they are not fried. The Sweet & Salty Kettle Popcorn Quinoa Chips flavor combines savory and sweet in all the right ways.

Safe + Fair


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