5 from 2 votes
Caramel Popcorn
Caramel Popcorn
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins

Sweet caramel popcorn.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel popcorn, popcorn with caramel
Servings: 32 cups
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 quarts popcorn popped, unsalted
  1. Divide popcorn between two large roasting pans lightly sprayed with a nonstick spray. Set aside
  2. In a large sauce pot, combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Boil for 5 minutes over low heat, stir every few minutes to make certain it isn't burning. 

  5. Remove from heat. Add baking soda and vanilla. The baking soda will cause the mixture to foam up slightly.
  6. Pour caramel mixture over divided popcorn. Stir carefully to distribute over popcorn.
  7. Place in a 200 degree oven for 1 hour. Gently stir mixture every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan and break clusters into small pieces. Once cooled store in a air tight container. 

Recipe Notes

Use caution when handling the caramel. It is very hot and will stick to your fingers causing a burn.

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 56mg2%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.