Weight Watchers Caramel Popcorn – 5 Points

by Mary on March 14, 2012


Weight Watchers Caramel Popcorn

Written by Kristy Lebel -Frugal Living and Having Fun- Food Editor

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 cups popped popcorn ( popped without salt or fat)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tblsp light molasses
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  3. Combine the butter, corn syrup, sugar and molasses in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda, salt and vanilla extract.
  5. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and pour the sugar mixture over it in a steady stream, stirring to coat.
  6. Spread the popcorn mixture into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 250 degrees for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and stir to break up any large clumps. Let cool for about 15 minutes and serve warm or at room temperature.  Servings 9

**I recently started following the WW plan so I thought it was only fitting that I post a WW recipe.  I only made 2 small changes to this one, I omitted molasses because I did not have any on hand and I used regular brown sugar because that is what I had on hand.  I portioned it out into separate zip lock bags and it did make (9)-1 cup servings. **

I would also like to note the top photo is the one posted where I found the recipe and below is a photo of finished product.  Since this recipe came out how it should I wanted to share both with you for comparison.  I do hope you enjoy this tasty snack.


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Erica K March 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm 1

It looks so good! I will be trying it out sometime in the near future! Thank you for sharing. I have been trying different WW meal recipes. I haven’t gotten to the sweets or snacks yet!

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