Best Caramel Popcorn Recipe – Step by Step Guide

Best Caramel Popcorn Recipe – Step by Step Guide: Great caramel popcorn for any holiday or occasion. If you like chewy popcorn, bake the coated corn a little less.

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Best Caramel Popcorn Recipe – Step by Step Guide


  • 5 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil without stirring 4 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour caramel in a thin stream over popcorn while stirring. Stir until evenly coated.
  4. Divide popcorn between two large shallow baking dishes. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.
Caramel Popcorn
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 1g
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 52mg 1%
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