The Best and the Easiest caramel corn ever

Gail Herbest


Get ready for some fantastic Caramel corn, buttery goodness and very addictive. I make this every year for the holidays. It is the best I have ever tasted, crispy and light.

★★★★★ 3 votes
makes 4 quarts
10 Min


4 qt
popped popcorn (2 reg size bags of microwave popcorn work perfect)
1 c
brown sugar (i prefer the dark)
1/2 c
1/4 c
light corn syrup
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 tsp
baking soda

How to Make The Best and the Easiest caramel corn ever


  • 1Place popped popcorn into a large brown paper bag, set aside
  • 2In a 2 quart casserole dish or other heat-proof glass dish, combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla. Heat in microwave for 3 minutes, then take out and stir until well blended. Return to microwave, and cook for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in the baking soda until blended
  • 3Pour the syrup mixture over the popcorn in the bag. Roll down the top of bag once or twice to close the bag and shake to coat corn. Place bag into the microwave and cook for 1 min and 10 seconds, remove, shake and flip the bag over , and return to microwave for another 1 min 10 seconds.
  • 4Dump the popcorn onto waxed paper and let cool until coating is set. store in air tight container

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About The Best and the Easiest caramel corn ever

Course/Dish: Candies, Popcorn
Other Tag: Quick & Easy