Carmel Popcorn Substitute - Corn-free, Gluten-free
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Buttery, salty, caramelized puffs
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4
  • 1 tbsp butter/coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 4 cups puffs (millet, rice, etc…)
  • salt to taste
  1. Add butter and coconut sugar to a large sauce pan over medium low heat. Stir until the coconut sugar melts into the butter.
  2. Add the puffs to the pan, making sure to only fill the pan half way.
  3. Stir to coat the puffs until all are covered and the puffs have heated through.
  4. Serve immediately while warm.
The recipe scales nicely. The amount of caramelized coverage you get is totally dependent on the amount of puffs you add. Feel free to modify it to your taste.

You can omit the sugar and serve as a savory snack.

You only want to fill the pan half way. Trust me on this one. With all the stirring, you'll wind up with more puffs all over your kitchen than in the pan.

Remove the puffs from the pan immediately. Once the sugar hardens it's nearly impossible to get the puffs out and you run the risk of burnt puff crust on your pan. Ugh!
Recipe by Creating Silver Linings at