5 from 1 vote
Caramel Popocorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Easy Homemade Caramel Popcorn is soft, crunchy, chewy, and everything you hope for in the perfect caramel popcorn recipe. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Unit: cup, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 8
Calories: 819 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 8 cups popped popcorn (about 1 microwaveable bag, or 1/4 cup kernels)
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons light karo syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda (heaping)
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

  2. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper or tinfoil sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Add popcorn to pan in an even layer and place in the oven to warm

  3. Melt butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once melted, stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt until smooth.

  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. As soon as the caramel starts to gently boil, boil for 2 minutes, stirring.

  5. Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.

  6. Immediately drizzle caramel over popcorn. Toss gently with a spatula until coated.

  7. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring the popcorn every 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Caramel Popocorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 819 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Potassium 504mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 174g 58%
Dietary Fiber 20g 80%
Sugars 54g
Protein 17g 34%
Calcium 4.5%
Iron 29.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.