Scrumptious Caramel Corn - the healthier version October 29 2015 by Simone Denny 2 Comments
Store bought caramel corn is notoriously full of nasty ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, sugar, sodium benzoate, favours and preservatives to name a few.
Here I have created a homemade 'caramel' corn and amped it up with with a few nutrient dense ingredients.
This is not a crunchy caramel corn but it is none the less delicious. It's not an everyday snack as it does contain some maple as a sweetener but it is definitely great for a kids party, a movie treat or halloween.
6 generous cups of organic GM free popcorn (you can pop your own or use an preservative additive free popped corn such as the Cobs brand)
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup of sesame seeds
1 cup of pecans
1 cup of coconut chips (optional but so good!)
1/3 cup of Tahini
1/3 cup of 100% pure maple syrup (steer clear of the sugar laden maple alternatives)
1/3 cup of coconut oil
Combine popcorn, seeds, nuts and coconut chips in a bowl.
Add coconut oil, tahini and maple in a pot and just heat until the coconut oil is slightly melted (only a minute or so). Remove and mix until a smooth caramel sauce forms.
Pour the caramel over the popcorn and mix thoroughly (I find using my hands the easiest way)
Place Caramel Corn in the fridge for about an hour for the caramel to firm.
Enjoy straight fro the bowl or serve individually
Store Caramel Corn in the fridge.