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Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel popcorn, popcorn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 36 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 384kcal
Author: Laureen King
The best caramel popcorn recipe - you’ll be thankful it’s easy to make because it disappears fast and leaves everyone asking for more! 
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  • 1 cup popping corn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup white corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Pop the popping corn kernels and set aside in a large bowl(s). (It’s a lot of popcorn, so this may need to be done in batches depending what you use to pop the corn).
  • Combine brown sugar, white corn syrup, butter, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and don’t stir for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda until it foams up significantly.
  • Add vanilla and stir. 
  • Pour the mixture over the popped corn in the large bowl and stir to combine until evenly coated.
  • Spread on two cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 225 degrees for 36 minutes.
  • Stir the popcorn every 12 minutes during baking time. Remove popcorn from the oven and let cool. Break up and store in ziplocs or airtight containers.


Calories: 384kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 481mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 567IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg