Dannnng, who knew making caramel was super easy? I sure didnt.. and up until recently.. I had NO idea you could caramelize Swerve! So of course I had to make a keto version.
What you will need:
- 1/2 cup Swerve sweetener
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup cream
- 6 cups SKINNY popcorn or airpopped popcorn
Let’s first make the caramel.. You will need a deep pot for this!! Slowly heat up your Swerve sweetener on medium-low.. stirring so it doesn’t burn. It will slowly melt and caramelize. It will also smoke a little, so dont be alarmed. Once you have a deep amber colour, time to add in the butter.
When you toss in the butter, you’ll notice that it will bubble up. That’s normal and why we used a deep pot for it. Stir until the butter has melted.
Pour in your cream., Again, the mixture will bubble up even more and then slowly go back down. All normal! Stir for an additional 2-3 minutes then take the mix off the heat.
Let it cool down.. Stir occassionally to get rid any crystalization of the Swerve. Once gets near room temp, you’ll notice it has gotten thicker and has the consistency of caramel sauce!
Now is the time to pour the mix on top of the popcorn. Mix it thoroughly but don’t worry if you still have parts that aren’t caramel.
Put the popcorn onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 225 for roughly 45 minutes. Mix it often, so that the caramel transfers to more of the popcorn!
Take it out and let it cool and you will have nice, crunchy caramel popcorn!
Nutrional Information per 1/2 cup: