Salted Caramel Corn

Maggie ^O^


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


Add to Grocery List

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


  • 1Preheat oven to 275°
  • 2Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • 3Pop popcorn kernels using air popper into a large bowl. If you must pop in oil, use as little as possible.
  • 4In 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.
  • 5Remove from heat and add the vanilla and baking soda and stir well.

    Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  • 6Pour 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.
  • 7Allow popcorn to cool before eating.
  • 8Feel free to add a couple of cups of dried fruits or pretzels to the popcorn before covering with the caramel.
  • 9Once 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.
  • 10NOTE:

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

Printable Recipe Card

About Salted Caramel Corn

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

Show 19 Comments & Reviews

Ways To Add Some Pop To Popcorn Recipe

Ways to Add Some Pop to Popcorn

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Movie theater classic gets elevated with these amazing recipes. Get poppin! German Chocolate Cake Caramel Popcorn"The first time I made this popcorn, I just added the coconut and pecans. It...