Better Than Caramel Corn!

Cara Metzger


I apologize in advance for posting this recipe! It is highly addictive and will ruin any New Year resolutions. It is a great sweet/salty combination and melts in your mouth.

We were introduced to this gem of a recipe by my mother's friend from Michigan, Annie. Thank you Annie for this delicious treat that hopefully many more people will enjoy :)


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg
    puffed corn
  • pinch
    sea salt

How to Make Better Than Caramel Corn!


  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan over medium heat and let come to boil for 5 minutes without stirring
  2. Remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla. This will foam up a bit.
  3. Place bag of puffed corn in a large bowl and pour mixture over corn stirring well. *Puffed corn can be found at most grocery stores in the chip aisle. Get butter flavor...not cheddar. I used Seyfert's brand but do a Google image search for puffed corn to find other types.
  4. Pour mixture over baking sheet and bake at 250 for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. When finished sprinkle lightly with sea salt. We have also added milk chocolate chips and nuts at the end of baking with good results.

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About Better Than Caramel Corn!

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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