I’m not even sure I can call this a recipe…
… but it’s just too delicious not to share with you!
Popcorn hasn’t been one of my go-to snacks since I was a teenager – when I would toss plain popcorn with melted butter – but recently it’s been calling my name.
Popcorn in and of itself is actually a light & healthy snack, but so often it’s loaded with salt, fake butter flavor, and/or tons of sugar. In other words, definitely not something you want to eat often.
That being said, popcorn is pretty boring if eaten plain, so I’ve added a few seasonal ingredients to pump up the flavor and fun factor.
Chewy dried apples, crunchy pecans, and a drizzle of decadent caramel sauce turn regular ol’ popcorn into an addictive – and only slightly indulgent – autumnal treat.
Now, this snack is rather messy what with the caramel sauce, so if you’d prefer to avoid sticky fingers you could probably chill the mixture in the fridge until the caramel hardens a bit. I can’t say whether this will work perfectly as I dug into this bowl right after finishing taking photos ;). Nothing a few finger licks can’t take care of!
Caramel Apple Popcorn
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: snack vegetarian apples pecans Halloween Thanksgiving fall
Ingredients (2 servings)
- 2 heaping cups freshly popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup chopped unsweetened dried apple rings
- 1/4 cup chopped roasted nuts of choice (I used pecans)
- 2 Tbsp warmed caramel sauce
Toss popcorn with chopped dried apples and pecans.
Drizzle with warmed caramel sauce.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (without caramel sauce, the nutritional stats for which vary by brand):
186.5 calories, 10.1 grams fat, 4.8 grams fiber, 10.5 grams sugars, 2.4 grams protein