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How much does caramel add to the calorie count in popcorn?

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Caramel adds about 30 calories per serving of popcorn. A single serving of caramel popcorn contains about 122 calories. One serving is equal to an ounce of popcorn. A single serving of plain, air-popped popcorn contains 93 calories.

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About 90 of the calories per serving of caramel popcorn come from carbohydrates while 27 come from fat and 4 come from protein.

If making caramel popcorn at home, the calorie count can be estimated based on the amount of caramel being added to the popcorn. A single serving of caramel, which is equal to a 10-gram piece, contains 39 calories.

Cracker Jacks, a brand of caramel popcorn with peanuts, contains 120 calories per serving.

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