Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn


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Caramel popcorn is a traditional American snack that is delicious and extremely fun to eat. People can enjoy just this easy to make delight just about anywhere. It can be a great dessert snack after a light and savory meal, or it can be a great way to enjoy a close evening with your friends and family. Children especially will love the sweetness of the recipe, and it can even be packed away for a special treat during lunch or a field trip for them.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

15 min preparation + 1 hour cooking

Serving Size / Yield

4 servings


  • One and a quarter cups of butter
  • One and seven eighths of a cup of brown sugar
  • One half of a cup of corn syrup
  • One and one eighth of a teaspoon of salt
  • Half of a teaspoon of baking soda
  • One teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Five and a fourth quarts of popcorn

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Step 1 - Preheat your oven to two hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit
Step 2 - Place the popcorn in a bowl.
Step 3 - In a saucepan over a medium heat, melt your butter, and stir in the sugar, salt, and corn syrup.
Step 4 - Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring.
Step 5 - Afterwards, boil without stirring for about four minutes.
Step 6 - Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla and soda.
Step 7 - Pour slowly over the popcorn, making sure to coat.
Step 8 - Place the popcorn on two shallow baking dishes and proceed to bake for an hour, stirring every fifteen minutes.
Step 9 - Remove from the oven and let cool.

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