By Christabelle…@CBellesCloset

January 19th marks National Popcorn Day so get POPPIN with this amazing Peanut Butter Caramel Corn recipe (thanks to our friends at Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light). It’s a tasty treat that will love – not only because it is delic but it low in calories too! If only all things in life could be this sweet…

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Cooking spray
2 tablespoons canola oil
½ cup unpopped popcorn
½ cup sliced almonds
⅔ cup packed brown sugar
⅔ cup light-colored corn syrup
2. tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 250.
2. Line a jelly-roll pan with parchment paper; coat paper with cooking spray.
3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add popcorn; cover and cook 4 minutes, shaking pan frequently. When popping slows, remove pan from heat. Let stand until popping stops. Uncover; add almonds.
4. Combine sugar, syrup, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add peanut butter and vanilla, and stir until smooth. Drizzle over popcorn; toss well. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely.

Serves 20 (serving size: about ¾ cup).

calories 155; fat 7.4g (sat 1.8g, mono 3.5g, poly 1.6g); p rot e in 2.6g; c a r b 21.3g; fiber 1.4g; chol 4mg; iron 0.4mg; sodium 108mg; calc 17mg

If you don’t want to cook yourself and long to experience the most DIVINE KERNELS on the EAST COAST melting on your tongue, stop by and visit our friends at 1 West 8th Street, NYC –  Populence – Popcorn Artisans

As purveyors of fine popcorn, Populence’s artisanal method of creating cornfections involves small batches of heirloom popcorn combined with the finest whole ingredients. And by “finest” I am talking, Sun-dried Tomato, Garlic Rosemary and Ginger Caramel. So much for my New Year’s Resolution to drop a few pounds! Pop by and see Maggie and tell her “Christabelle” sent you. You won’t regret it! It’s a pop-romise.

ABOUT POPULENCE: This Manhattan based snack and treat shop is my passion. I love combining heirloom and whole ingredients to create artisanal popcorn flavors. To me, the perfect snack satisfies both a sweet and salty crunch but remains low in calories, low in fat, and is gluten-free made with all-natural ingredients. I began making my own gourmet popcorn flavors to satisfy my cravings in a healthy way. Now, I’m excited to share Populence popcorn with you! All of our treats are crafted on location at our shop in Greenwich Village on 1 West 8th Street. Pop by and see us!

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