Ballpark Caramel Popcorn Crunch
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This simple, no-fuss, 4-ingredient popcorn is naturally vegan and gluten free for everyone to enjoy.
Serves: 3 quarts
  • ½ cup dairy-free buttery sticks (like this one, but I often use the soy-free version)
  • ½ cup firmly-packed brown sugar (can substitute coconut sugar for less sweet)
  • 3 quarts (12 cups) air-popped popcorn*
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (see post above for nut-free option)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the buttery sticks and brown sugar until relatively light and creamy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Put the popcorn and walnuts in a large bowl. Add the buttery mixture and stir until the popcorn and nuts are well coated.
  4. Spread out the popcorn and nuts on a large baking sheet into a single layer.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and crisp. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool leftovers completely before storing in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
*I highly recommend picking up an inexpensive popcorn popper if you don't already have fun. They're priceless for making quick, healthy snacks.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at