Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Gluten-free


  • 12 cups popcorn, popped, unsalted
  • 1-1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Spread popcorn in a shallow pan.
  2. Combine sugar, corn syrup and butter in a 1/2-quart saucepan.
  3. Cook over medium heat until a small amount dropped in cold water separates into thin threads which are hard but not brittle (280° F on the candy thermometer). Remove from heat.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Pour syrup over popcorn, stirring until well-coated. Spread on a greased baking sheet. Break into pieces.
  6. Allow to cool. Store in an air tight container until ready to serve.

Helpful hints

  • Portion into individual servings and store for a quick snack or dessert during the week.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 318

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 36 g

Fat 19 g

Cholesterol 43 mg

Sodium 123 mg

Potassium 25 mg

Phosphorus 27 mg

Calcium 7 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 high calorie

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