Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Caramel Popcorn

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F (120°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Pop the popcorn kernels according to package instructions and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns golden brown and reaches a temperature of 300°F (150°C) on a candy thermometer.

  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and quickly stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and baking soda. Be careful as the mixture will bubble up.

  5. Immediately pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and mix until all the popcorn is coated.

  6. Transfer the caramel popcorn onto the prepared baking sheet, spreading it out in an even layer.

  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent burning.

  8. Remove from the oven and let the caramel popcorn cool completely before serving.


  • Calories : 413kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 7g
  • Cholesterol : 30mg
  • Sodium : 409mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 79g
  • Dietary Fiber : 5g
  • Sugar : 58g
  • Protein : 2g
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