Caramel Popcorn Recipe

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Teresa Garrett Modified: March 22, 2022
Caramel Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Caramel Popcorn

Make movie nights special with a bowl of caramel popcorn. It’s crunchy and sweet with a little bit of saltiness, making it a highly addicting snack!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 16cupspopcorn,salted, popped
  • 1cupbutter
  • 2cupsbrown sugar
  • ½cuplight corn syrup
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½tspbaking soda
  • tspvanilla extract
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Coat two sheet pans with cooking spray.

  2. Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Cut the butter into 8 slices, then place in a saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat.

  4. Melt the butter, then add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt to the pan. Increase the heat to medium high, then bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously.

  5. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stop stirring, then let it cook undisturbed for exactly 4 minutes.

  6. Remove the caramel from the heat. Add the baking soda and vanilla extract, then stir.

  7. Pour the caramel over the popcorn, then quickly toss the popcorn in the caramel mixture to coat.

  8. Divide the caramel corn between the two sheet pans, then place the pans in the oven.

  9. Cook for 1 hour. Every 15 minutes, stir the popcorn and rotate the pans from the top to bottom oven racks.

  10. Remove the popcorn from the oven. Cool, then break into pieces.

  11. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 197.80kcal
  • Fat: 11.46g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.18g
  • Trans Fat: 0.37g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.20g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.64g
  • Fiber: 0.64g
  • Sugar: 20.69g
  • Protein: 0.69g
  • Cholesterol: 24.40mg
  • Sodium: 71.67mg
  • Calcium: 16.55mg
  • Potassium: 36.89mg
  • Iron: 0.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 78.15µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.02mg
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