The Best 250-Calorie Dessert Recipes
Nearly 43 percent of Americans say they'd stop eating dessert if it meant they could add 5 years to their life. No worries: At only 250 calories, these four treats won't require any sacrifice.
Makes: 12 servings, about 1 1/3 cups each
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
- 1/2 cup (3 1/2 ounces) unpopped popcorn kernels
- 5 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 3/4 cups light brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- In a stockpot or an extra-large saucepan, heat popcorn kernels in 3 tablespoons of oil. Stir to coat all kernels. Cover and cook over medium heat, 5 to 7 minutes, or until kernels are fully popped (shaking pot after 3 minutes).
- Lightly coat 2 large baking pans with cooking spray. Pour popcorn into pans and preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
- In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, honey, remaining oil, and salt. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly with a wooden or silicone spoon, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in baking soda until smooth.
- Evenly drizzle over popcorn; stir to coat. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Per serving: 250 calories, 1g protein, 41g carbohydrate, 11g fat (4g saturated), 1g fiber.
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