Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How to make Caramel Popcorn

I'm going to share my ultimate caramel popcorn recipe. It's soft and chewy and oh so delicious! It stays soft and perfect for days. Another reason it's my favorite - it's so easy! {No candy thermometer needed}

close up of a bowl of caramel popcorn

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

I love just about anything made with caramel. Caramel applescaramel brownies, and easy caramel dip are just a few of my favorites.

Because I love it so much, I make caramel popcorn at home any time of year. In the fall and winter, I love to eat it when it's freshly made and still warm. It's comfort food at it's finest.

It's also great to make in the summer because it just takes a few minutes on the stove top. It won't heat up your house like treats made in the oven. It's an easy recipe to whip up at a moment's notice.

This caramel corn recipe makes a lot, so it's great to share at large gatherings. We have sold it at my kids bake sale. It's just an all around great recipe to have. It really is the best homemade caramel popcorn!
pictures of homemade caramel popcorn

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR THIS EASY CARAMEL POPCORN RECIPE

HELPFUL TOOLS FOR POPPING POPCORN

If you don't have any of these available, feel free to use microwave popcorn. If you eat popcorn a lot, consider purchasing a popper of some kind since popcorn kernels are cheaper than microwave popcorn. 

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL POPCORN

This recipe is so easy to make on the stove.  There are just three steps. (For measurements, scroll down to the recipe section)
  1. Place the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla.
  3. Pour over popped popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
bowl of caramel popcorn


It's so easy, anyone can make it! It's only six ingredients and no candy thermometer is needed. 


close up of homemade caramel popcorn

Enjoy the ooey gooey goodness of freshly made caramel popcorn!

bowl of homemade caramel popcorn



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Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Servings: 30
Author: Rachel Nielsen
Prep time: 20 MinTotal time: 20 Min
This caramel popcorn is soft and chewy and oh so delicious! It stays soft and perfect for days.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. corn syrup
  • 1 c. butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • popped popcorn (enough to fill two large mixing bowls)

Instructions

  1. Heat brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in condensed milk and vanilla.
  3. Pour over popcorn and stir until evenly coated.

Calories

143.27

Fat (grams)

6.36

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.98

Carbs (grams)

22.73

Fiber (grams)

0.03

Net carbs

22.70

Sugar (grams)

22.44

Protein (grams)

0.20

Sodium (milligrams)

63.19

Cholesterol (grams)

16.71

Nutritional information is automatically generated and is not guaranteed to be correct.

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2 comments :

  1. Do you think this recipe could be cut in half?

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    1. Yes, it could definitely be cut in half. The only problem would be that you will have a half of a can of sweetened condensed milk that isn't used. You could refrigerated it for later use, or just toss it.

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