Salted Caramel Popcorn

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This salted caramel popcorn recipe is one of the tastiest snack ideas you will try. Salted caramel popcorn is a tasty snacks idea that both kids and adults alike love. You can make this a more healthy snacks for kids idea by using an air popper, or you can make it on the stove top, whichever you prefer. The caramel sauce recipe for this popcorn is so easy to make; there's no stirring or need for a candy thermometer. Just simple ingredients like butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt. Once the caramel sauce is made, you will pour it over the popcorn, mix thoroughly and bake with some salt for the ultimate snack food recipe. This is a great recipe to make in advance; you can take it along on camping trips or to enjoy at an outdoor movie screening.

Popcorn is one of the healthy snacks for kids that they can't get enough of. It is estimated that Americans eat about 17 billion quarts of popcorn a year. Nebraska produces more popcorn per year than any other state, with an estimated 250 million pounds of popcorn per year. Popcorn is the official snack of the state of Illinois, and since 1958, there has been an annual Popcorn Day. Did you know that popcorn is a healthy snack for diabetics? You should never store unpopped popcorn in the refrigerator. The refrigerator will dry out the moisture in the kernels, and without the moisture, the popcorn will not pop. The ideal place to store popcorn is in a cool, dry cupboard. Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air. Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain and more iron than eggs or roast beef. Popcorn has more fiber than pretzels or potato chips. The world’s largest popcorn ball was 12 feet in diameter and weighed 5,000 pounds, requiring 2,000 pounds of corn, 280 gallons of corn syrup, 40,000 pounds of sugar, and 400 gallons of water. Two tablespoons of unpopped popcorn kernels produce a quart of popcorn that costs about 25 cents to make.

Nutrition Facts for: Salted Caramel Popcorn from Cookies & Cups.

Ingredients: Popped corn, salted butter, light brown sugar, light corn syrup, salt.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* The entire recipe has been calculated for the 16 one cup servings.

* Per Serving: Calories 185, Calories from Fat 107, Total Fat 11.9g 18%, Saturated Fat 7.3g 36%, Cholesterol 30mg 10%, Sodium 319mg 13%, Potassium 42mg 1%, Carbohydrates 20.0g 7%, Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%, Sugars 10.6g, Protein 1.2g Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 1, Iron 2%

There are about 1,600 popcorn kernels in one cup of popcorn. Popped popcorn comes in two shapes to include snowflake popcorn or mushroom popcorn. Snowflake shaped popcorn is bigger, and this is the type of popcorn that movie theaters typically sell. Orville Redenbacher is the number one best-selling popcorn in the world. Orville Redenbacher, its inventor, began to grow corn to pop in 1919 when he was just 12 years old. By volume, popcorn is America’s favorite snack food. In ancient times, people would make popcorn by heating sand in a fire and then stir kernels of popcorn in the hot sand.Thank you to Shelly at the "Cookies and Cups" recipe site for sharing this tasty snacks idea for salted caramel popcorn. This is just one of the tasty snack ideas you will find on her recipe site. Some of the recipes you will find on the site include healthy snacks for kids, cookies, cupcakes, cakes, main dish ideas, marshmallow recipes and more. **

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