Recipe By Anonymous
Published Aug 4th
Prep 15m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 60m
Servings 4 quarts Calories 395

Sweet and crunchy, this caramel corn is easy to make and tastes better than the county fair’s.

Recipe Ingredients

  • Mazola Pure® Cooking Spray
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • ½ cup butter OR margarine
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
  2. 2 Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. 3 Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  4. 4 Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. 5 Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. 6 Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 395
  • Carbohydrate 52.4 g
  • Cholesterol 30.5 mg
  • Fat 21 g
  • Fiber 1.8 g
  • Protein 16.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.8 g
  • Sodium 567.3 mg
  • Sugar 32.3 g


  1. I've been making caramel corn for years and I decided to try this recipe because I didn't want to search for the recipe I normally use. I'm so glad I did because this recipe is the best caramel corn recipe I have ever tried. The only thing I did differently is lower the oven temperature - Read more ...
  2. I've made this recipe 4 or 5 times during the holidays, and every time I make it, it doesn't last more than a day. This is a very good recipe for home-made caramel, and is a great alternative to melting 40 (or so) individually unwrapped caramels. The way I figure it, it'll take me about - Read more ...
  3. Delicious! I used my air popper so baking the corn to get all the moisture out before pouring on the carmel was key. I had some carmel left over so we put it on apples too. We used light Kara syrup (like it makes a difference!) but it still came out great.
  4. This was very good. We couldn't stop eating it! I did as the directions stated. However, I used butter flavored microwave popcorn. It took 2 bags to make 4 quarts. It was very rich.. I think because of the extra butter coating on the popcorn. We didn't mind at all! I also stirred every 10 - Read more ...
  5. Do not make this caramel corn unless you plan to give it away, have rock solid will power, or the metabolism of a four year old. It is highly addictive. This past weekend I made it twice, once for a birthday gift and once because we were all sad to see it leave the house. - Read more ...
  6. Oh my, this was the best! I took the advice of others and sprayed a roasting pan, left the popcorn in the oven while the sauce was preparing. I also sprayed my spatula so nothing would stick. Drizzled it and stirred it. Helped to have someone mixing the popcorn around as I was drizzling it. - Read more ...
  7. This was okay but tasted more like popcorn balls than the caramel corn I remembered as a child. The recipe that turned out the way I like (more caramel-like) is the one called "My Amish Friend's Caramel Corn" also on this website. It is a 5 star if not more recipe.
  8. I am a beginner and have never made caramel corn, but this is definitely the recipe to learn! I took this to an office party after making it only once and I got rave reviews! Great recipe!
  9. This has a higher proportion of corn syrup than most. I think that made it take a few minutes longer to cook up crispy. This was good, but I think ones with less syrup versus brown sugar are more flavorful.
  10. Delicious corn. I used to make Amish Caramel Corn from this site, until I ran out of light corn syrup. This recipe used dark corn syrup so I tried it out, and it was great. I popped a generous 1/3 cup corn, and it was great. The liquid foams a bit in the oven, which - Read more ...

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