I am very excited.
Today I came up with a low carb alternative to caramel kettle corn.
And it’s really good.
So good, in fact, that I am going to break out my favorite gif: Angela Lansbury eating popcorn. (Below) Nothing says “This is going to be good!” like this particular gif.
And this Keto kettle corn really is good.
But I’m going to ask that you suspend your judgement as I tell you the main ingredient. The popcorn substitute is… pork rinds. Yes, pork rinds. We are going to cover them in caramel coating though, so they’ll be super delicious.
This recipe has just three steps.
First you cut the pork rinds into bite size pieces. Then you cook up a caramel sauce using butter, vanilla and sugar-free sweetener. Mix the pork rinds together with the caramel coating and you are done. You’ll have a crispy, crunchy, salty and sweet snack with less than 1g of carbohydrate per serving.
Not too shabby, pork rinds. Not too shabby at all.
Low Carb Keto Caramel Kettle Corn
It might sound weird to sweeten pork rinds and eat them like kettle corn but it tastes amazing. And each serving has less than 1g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 5
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 7 servings 1x
- Category: Snack
- Cuisine: American
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups powdered Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
- 6 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (3.25 oz) bag pork rinds (about 4 cups)
1. Cut pork rinds into quarters so that they are in bite size pieces. Add to a large bowl.
2. Add the butter, sweetener and vanilla to a medium sized saucepan and cook over Medium heat until dissolved.
3. Bring to a low boil and then lower the heat to Low and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. It’s easy to burn the caramel so stop as soon as it becomes a deep golden brown color.
4. In four increments, pour the caramel sauce over the pork rinds and stir to coat.
5. Place the pork rinds on a parchment covered cookie sheet in a single layer so that they don’t clump together. Taste for saltiness and sprinkle a little salt over the pork rinds if desired.
6. Allow to the caramel coating to cool and harden. Store in an airtight container.
- Calories: 265
- Fat: 25
- Carbohydrates: <1
- Fiber: 0
- Protein: 8
Keywords: Low Carb Kettle Corn, Keto Kettle Corn, Low Carb Caramel Corn, Keto Caramel Corn
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If you liked this sweet pork rind recipe, then you might like my recipes for Pork Rind Cinnamon Twists or Chocolate Covered Pork Rinds.