Salted Caramel Corn

Maggie M


Sweet, slightly salty.

It keeps really well and would make a great gift when packaged in an airtight container.

This recipe calls for adding salt. You can omit the salt completely and have a wonderful caramel corn. The salt will not affect the outcome other than it not being salty.

It's one of our favorite snacks and it makes wonderful gifts.


★★★★★ 1 vote

16 or 1 very hungry man
5 Min
35 Min


  • 1/2 c
    unpopped popcorn kernels (makes about 16 cups popped corn)
  • 1 c
    salted butter
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/3 c
    light corn syrup
  • 1-2 tsp
    kosher or sea salt - divided in half
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    baking soda

How to Make Salted Caramel Corn


  1. Preheat oven to 275°
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  3. Pop popcorn kernels using air popper into a large bowl. If you must pop in oil, use as little as possible.
  4. In a small saucepan melt butter.
    When butter is melted add your brown sugar, corn syrup and 1 tsp salt together over medium heat.

    Bring to boil over medium heat and boil for 4 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda and stir well.

    Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  6. Pour popcorn into lined pan, sprinkle remaining salt on top (1/2 tsp - 1 tsp depending on your personal taste preference) and place in oven.

    Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes so the caramel gets well distributed and it doesn't burn.
  7. Allow popcorn to cool before eating.
  8. Feel free to add a couple of cups of dried fruits or pretzels to the popcorn before covering with the caramel.
  9. Once it is completely cooled, put into airtight container such as rubbermaid or a canning jar.

    I've had it last in the container for as long as a month.
  10. NOTE:

    If you don't want the caramel corn to be salted just omit the salt.

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About Salted Caramel Corn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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