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Easy Homemade Caramel Corn in White Bowl on Dark Wood Background
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Homemade Caramel Corn

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Easy caramel corn recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with caramel sauce. Sweet, crispy, crunchy. Perfect Fall or Thanksgiving snack.

Servings: 8 People
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy homemade caramel popcorn
Calories: 444 kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1.5 cups Brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Corn syrup
  • 8 cups Popped corn Highly recommend using an air popper to prevent popcorn from becoming oily
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking soda

Instructions

  1. Heat butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a nonstick saucepan over medium heat until butter is melted and sugar is fully dissolved. Be sure to whisk often.

  2. Remove from heat and mix in vanilla extract, salt and baking soda. Please note that the baking soda causes bubbling, which is normal.

  3. Let this caramel mixture rest at room temperature for about 2-3 minutes or until it starts thickening slightly.

  4. Pour caramel over popcorn and use a spatula to toss popcorn until fully coated. Work quickly!

  5. Spread out this coated popcorn in 1 very large baking tray or 2 medium-sized baking trays, lined with parchment paper.

  6. Bake at 225 degrees F for 45-60 minutes. Remove tray from oven every 15 minutes and toss popcorn with spatula and break any big clumps. I usually just have to do 3 intervals but on really humid days, 4 intervals gives better results.

  7. Transfer the baked popcorn to another baking tray, lined with parchment paper.

  8. Let it cool at room temperature and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, although it tastes the best when served fresh. 
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Caramel Corn
Amount per Serving
Calories
444
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
15
g
75
%
Cholesterol
 
61
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
672
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
98
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
60
g
20
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
51
g
57
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
731
IU
15
%
Calcium
 
43
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.