A Super Snack Bowl - Cajun Caramel Corn (For ZWT-9)

20 mins (prep 5, cooking 15)
7 ingredients
4 servings
Found in the recipes section at the Serious Eats website, this recipe was contributed by Jenny McCoy (a pastry chef from New York City who left no doubt that she was also a serious New Orleans Saints fan). She sees this popcorn as the perfect snack for Super Bowl Sunday – Something salty, spicy, sweet, served in a bowl & must be eaten by the handful! I would not be able to eat it just once a yr, btw. Jenny further added that: “This is super easy to make (esp if you use microwave popcorn) & it's truly addicting. But don't be fooled – The caramel corn may not seem too spicy at first, but it will sneak up on you.” Since this recipe is all about the “Cajun Caramel” flavor, you can opt to make “old school” popcorn using ½ cup popcorn kernels w/1 tbsp vegetable oil or go the microwave popcorn route you see below. Prep time was not given, so I allowed 5 min to ready the ingredients & cook the popcorn. Enjoy!

Categories:  cajun , beginner-cook , north-american , taste~mood , quick , spicy , snack , corn , time-to-make , sweet , <-30-mins , easy , american , inexpensive , southern-u.s. , vegetable ,
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Serving Size (116.56 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 499.45 Calories from Fat 139.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.5g 95.4%
Saturated Fat 8.28g 165.5%
Trans Fat 0.99g %
Cholesterol 31.8mg 42.4%
Sodium 424.56mg 70.76%
Total Carbohydrate 85.91g 114.55%
Dietary Fiber 7.79 g 124.59%
Sugars 42.49 g %
Protein 6.3g 50.38%
Vitamin A 566.1IU% Vitamin C 0.09mg%
Calcium 45.27mg% Iron 1.94mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4