Baked Caramel Corn

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello


You will never buy store bought caramel corn again! So yummy, very addictive.

I made this for my nephews birthday last year and everyone raved over it!

I use a hot air popcorn machine to pop the corn, but you can use natural microwave popcorn (no butter added)too.



★★★★★ 3 votes

6 quarts
30 Min
1 Hr


  • 6 qt
    popcorn, popped
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Baked Caramel Corn


  1. Coat a roasting pan with non stick cooking spray. Fill with popcorn.
  2. In a medium sauce pan slowly melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly; boil without stirring for 5 minutes. (Be sure to have big enough sauce pan as the mixture will bubble and rise)
  3. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Carefully pour over popcorn and mix well. (not all the popcorn will be covered)
  5. Bake at 250 dregrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes (all popcorn will be covered by the time you are finished)
  6. Spread popcorn out on wax paper and gently break apart. Allow to cool completely and store in an air tight container.

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About Baked Caramel Corn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #caramel #popcorn

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