Movie Snacks: Caramel Popcorn

July 28, 2009 | By | Comments (1)
Caramel Popcorn-1This summer, one of our local movie theaters has a Summer Movie Camp, where Wednesday 10 am movies are $1.  Yup, you read that right, $1.  And not just for the kids, but whatever adults and family members go with them.  Love that.  So my nearly-seven-year-old son and the babysitter head over there every Wednesday morning to catch the newest movie.

Halfway through the movie, the mid-morning munchies hit and they want something to munch on, but movie theater popcorn tends to be too salty sometimes, not to mention the extra oil.  Cooking Light to the rescue!  I happened to stumble on this recipe for Caramel Popcorn a few weeks ago, and along with granola bars and the occasional trail mix, the homemade popcorn has been a new favorite of theirs.

Super simple to make, with only about 120 calories and 3.6 grams of fat per serving, it's a light snack that packs all the flavor you want, without the added guilt.  We store it in an airtight container, and then they just transfer a little bit to a sandwich bag or lunch bag before heading out. 

Heading on a summer road trip?  This makes a great, tasty treat to tote along.  And with the holidays (gulp!) not too far off, this is another wonderful gift giving idea.  Happy munching!

See the recipe for Caramel Popcorn here .


  1. Sarah Caron

    YUM! That sounds very good. We have popcorn and watch a movie every Friday night. The kids love it. I usually pop up some popcorn and melt a little butter for it, but this sounds like a delish alternative. Mmmm.

    July 30, 2009 at 7:01 pm

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