Caramel popcorn

Connie Deitz


This recipe comes really close to tasting just like Cracker Jacks. Only thing missing is the little toy surprise.


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15 Min
1 Hr


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  • 1-2 gal
    prepared popcorn with kernels removed
  • 2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c
    butter (cut up)
  • 1/2 c
    corn syrup, light
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    peanuts (optional)

How to Make Caramel popcorn


  1. Popcorn is in a large (heat proof) bowl. Lightly grease two large cookie sheets, or one large turkey roaster.( I use the turkey roaster) Set aside. Heat oven 250 degrees.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan add to it the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir well. Bring to a boil over medium low heat. Stop stirring and boil it slowly for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add the baking soda, salt, vanilla and the peanuts. Pour over the popcorn and being careful not to burn yourself toss it well.
  4. Pour the popcorn mixture into the prepared pans or pan. Bake for 1 hour making sure to stir every 20 minutes. Cool and store in ziplock bags or covered tins.

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About Caramel popcorn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtag: #popcorn

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