Here is a healthier version of a smash-up between caramel corn and kettle corn. This tasty snack is not too sweet and just a little bit salty, without all the corn syrup and hydrogenated oils you find in many store-bought varieties. I adapted this recipe from the Snack Girl blog using SunButter in place of peanut butter and adding the oven time at the end to make the caramel corn a bit crispier. And, thanks to the microwave, this recipe is super easy and lower in fat than popping the corn kernels in oil.
Popping corn in the microwave without buying microwave popcorn bags is a cinch. Just place the corn kernels in a brown paper lunch bag, microwave for 1 minute 20 seconds, and you have a healthy snack! You can add any toppings you like, such as cinnamon, sea salt, Parmesan cheese, herbs, or Cajun seasoning.