Caramel Corn

Caramel Corn Recipe

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Recipe printed in the Reading Eagle back in the '70's. A favorite ever since...


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25 Min
1 Hr


  • 1 c
  • 2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 5 qt
    popped popcorn
  • 1 c
    peanuts or other nuts
  • 1 c

How to Make Caramel Corn


  1. In a large saucepan, melt margarine. Stir in brown sugar, syrup, and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring, for 5 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, measure popcorn, nuts and coconut into a large dish pan. (Note - Use a 4 cup plastic bowl to measure a quart of popcorn.)
  4. Remove caramel from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla until frothy.
  5. Gradually pour caramel mix over popcorn mix, stirring well to coat.
  6. Turn into two large shallow baking pans that have been sprayed with PAM.
  7. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. Cool completely. Break apart and store in a tightly covered container.

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About Caramel Corn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #caramel, #popcorn

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