Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

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Stephanie Molzhon


This is my grandma's caramel popcorn recipe. We usually end up eating at least half of it before we ever take it off the pan. :)

The caramel can be a little fussy. This is not a sticky caramel coating, more sugared. The key is stirring the caramel around the edges of the pot every once in a while during cooking, and stirring well before pouring on the popcorn.

★★★★★ 1 vote
Depends on how much you eat as you make it
40 Min


2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1 1/2 c
brown sugar
1/4 c
1 dash(es)
2 qt
popped popcorn

How to Make Caramel Popcorn


  • 1Pop the popcorn. Should end up with 2 quarts of popped popcorn. Spread out on buttered cookie sheet.
  • 2Melt butter, brown sugar, water, and salt in saucepan; stir until dissolved.
  • 3Cook to soft ball stage (238 degrees), stirring around the edges every once in a while (not very often)
  • 4When at temperature, stir well to mix it all up.
  • 5Pour and coat the popcorn. Let set and cool before you start munching :)

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About Caramel Popcorn

Course/Dish: Candies, Popcorn