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Caramel Corn Recipe

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caramel corn recipe

Caramel Corn

Stephanie Gallagher
This recipe is easy to make, because it starts with microwave popcorn. Butter, brown sugar and corn syrup are poured over the popcorn to give it that sweet-salty flavor combination that everyone loves. Serve this caramel corn for movie parties or game nights with the kids.

See also: Popcorn Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: 4-8 servings


  • 2 bags microwave popcorn
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Generously spray a large (15 x 10) roasting pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  2. Pop popcorn according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan. Pick through popcorn to remove any unpopped kernels.

  3. Heat butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a gentle boil, letting mixture cook 5 minutes.

  4. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn, tossing gently to coat all the popcorn pieces with the caramel. Spread caramel corn out in the pan in an even layer.

  5. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container. Caramel corn will keep fresh for three days.

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 5 out of 5
Carmal corn, Member NanaNola

I've been making this for my family for a very long time and I just wanted to let you know that it works very well to put your popcorn in a large tupperware bowl and poor the hot carmal over the popcorn and put it in the microwave, cooking it on high for 15 sec intervals stiring each time until coated. It only takes about 3 or 4 times doing this before the carmal corn is ready to let cool and eat. No baking needed. I use a large wooden spoon to stir the carmal into the popcorn, but usually the heat of the microwave melts the carmal down into the popcorn and it does all the work for me. It cuts the cooking time down by 2 hrs. You should try it. NanaNola

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