Friday, April 30, 2010

Foodie Friday - Candy Popcorn

So, here it first Friday recipe.  We will be making this "candy popcorn" for Taylar's 8th birthday party next week so I figured I'd start off easy by posting this sweet snack. I do have original recipes that I plan to share, but this one actually came from under the "recipes" tab.  If you want to go directly to the site, click here.  I use that website quite a bit actually whether it's for a low carb food idea or for the message boards.  Back to the food!  Here's the recipe:

Candy Popcorn
Makes 10 Servings
Serving Size: 2/3 Cup
Carbs: 13g

13C popped popcorn
1 egg white
2T molasses
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4C Splenda
1/2C dry roasted peanuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Coat 11x13 pan with cooking spray.  Place popcorn in a large bowl.  In another bowl, add egg white, molasses, vanilla, salt, and Splenda.  Whisk very well.  Add peanuts and stir until coated.  Pour over popcorn.  Toss until popcorn is coated. 

Place on baking pan and bake 20-25 minutes.  Stir occasionally until crispy.

Remove from oven, cool on wax paper.  Enjoy!

This is a great alternative to fiddle faddle or other sweetened popcorn treats.  It saves you about 10g carbs in comparison so it's worth it to me.  Before diabetes, I never gave my kids artificial sweeteners, but now I feel sometimes there's no choice.  I've since gotten over it and use Splenda occasionally in baking... and making this popcorn.  Everything in moderation I say.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, that looks so good! I am going to have to try that. My girls would love it.