Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn 3
Caramel Popcorn 3

Caramel Popcorn

Recipes   Gluten Free     Sweets    

Caramel Popcorn

  • 6 cups popcorn (I used Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Popcorn)
  • 1/3 cup Swerve, Confectioners
  • 1 ½ tsp molasses (not black strap- it is too bitter)
  • 4 TBS unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum

For the Caramel Sauce: 

  1. Combine Swerve and molasses in medium saucepan on medium heat stirring to dissolve Swerve.  Should take about 6 minutes of continuous stirring or whisking.
  2. Stir in butter and vanilla extract, then remove from heat and whisk in heavy whipping cream. Add salt and xanthan gum. Whisk into mixture until combined. Set aside and let cool for 5 minutes.

For the Popcorn: 

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; pour Swerve caramel sauce over popcorn in a steady stream, stirring to coat.
    Spread popcorn mixture into prepared pan (cover with aluminum foil or parchment paper).
  2. Bake at 220° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. After an hour, turn oven off, and open door. Let popcorn cool down with oven. Remove from oven; stir to break up any large clumps. Enjoy!
  • Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Makes 6 servings.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2/3 cup

Servings 9

Calories 100
Total Fat 9g
Total Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 110mg
Total Carbs 10g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Swerve 6g
Protein 1g
Net Carbs: 3g


  • Cathy Tumelson

    What does the xanthan gum do? Can you leave it out? I'm having a hard time finding it to purchase and lots of recipes seem to call for a tiny bit of it.

    • Swerve

      Hi Cathy! Xanthan Gum acts as a binder. You could leave it out but the caramel may not stick as well.

  • Karen

    I am heartbroken because this was a colossal failure. It seemed as though everything was going fine until the first 15 minutes in the oven and the caramel corn was wet and slimy and looked like half the amount that I had put in. I continued baking it and stirring it as directed and it’s still a wet slimy mess. Can’t figure out what I might’ve done wrong.

    • Swerve

      Hi Karen! Sounds like you were doing just fine! The caramel will stick once you take it out of the oven! Hope that helps!

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