Oven Caramel Corn

Krista Hanna


EVERYBODY loves it! My grandma used to make it, and gave me the recipe at my bridal shower! She always said to follow the directions exactly, and everytime I haven't, it hasn't turned out right! I guess she knew something, and I should have listened! ?

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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


1 c
2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
dark karo syrup
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
5 qt
popcorn, popped (usually 3 microwave bags of light buttered corn) or mix it up a little bit and use 1 1/2 bags of cheese popcorn!

How to Make Oven Caramel Corn


  • 1preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • 2combine margarine, sugar, syrup, and salt in med. saucepan. bring to boil, reduce heat to med/low and boil for 13-15 minutes, stirring CONSTANTLY.
  • 3remove from heat and stir in the soda until completely dissolved and fluffy.
  • 4have the corn in a large roasting pan and pour caramel over popped corn. *all the corn won't be covered at this point and that's OK!
  • 5bake at 250 for one hour, stirring the corn every 15 minutes. (that's the important step!)
  • 6cool on wax paper in a single layer. freezes well. (if it lasts that long!)

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About Oven Caramel Corn

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Desserts, Popcorn
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids