Best Ever Caramel Corn

Best Ever Caramel Corn

15 reviews, 4.7 star(s). 87% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

This simple and fantastic tasting Caramel Corn, with only 4 ingredients, always leaves them begging for more! I have even had people offer to pay me to make it for them!


8 cups Popcorn; popped
3/4 cup Brown sugar; packed
6 tbsps Butter
3 tbsps Light corn syrup

Original recipe makes 10



Spread popcorn in a large baking pan. Preheat oven to 300F. For caramel mixture, in a medium saucepan combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and add 1/4 tsp salt if you wish (I never do because the butter I use is salted). Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue to cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Toss quickly to coat. bake for 15 minutes and then stir. Return to oven and bake an additional 5 to 10 minutes until well coated. Turn popcorn out onto foil to cool. Break into pieces and serve. Stores well in zip-lock bags.


Nuts can be added if you like or once cooled carmael corn can be covered in chocolate for a real taste treat. I use microwave popcorn which is another why I do not add salt and for 2 bags I make a recipe and a half of the caramel.

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Super good!! My mom and kids love this popcorn!! Will definitely make this again :-)
navyladee 3y ago

Loved it especially my husband ! Great for a holiday snack & gift ! Super easy ,
Autumnhatakeyama 3y ago

Holy cow this stuff is good. I'm going to sit here, quietly eating it and hope that no one in my family asks for a taste because I really don't want to share!
nancymaster 3y ago

Fasna1 3y ago

Wonderful but make sure you don't burn the caramel!
Kimmacc 3y ago

was very good!!
justinblake 4y ago

If you love caramel popcorn this is the recipe for you. Much better than store bought because you know exactly what is in it. I will defiantly be making this at least twice a month. My husband and kids loved it. I might even make it this year for holiday presents.
Momiitz 4y ago

I am resubmitting because I thought I hit 5 stars and only 4 showed up. This was a little messy to make, but definitely worth it!!
Cosmo113 4y ago

Great recipe, I wouldn't change a thing. This yields about 3/4 a gallon of caramel corn.
Robsdad 6y ago

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