This easy Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe will not disappoint! Perfect for an nighttime snack, vacation food, or "Thank You" gift!
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Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Homemade Caramel Corn is perfect for bedtime snack, vacation fun food, or an appreciation gift!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel, fall, popcorn, summer, travel food, vacation
Servings: 20
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Lizzy T


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 20 cups popped popcorn


  • Bring the butter, sugars, corn syrup, salt and vanilla to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon baking soda. This will start to "grow" so make sure your saucepan is big enough.
  • Put the popcorn in a roaster pan. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir to mix. Bake in 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • After it is done baking, pour the popcorn out onto parchment paper to let it cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.



The calories shown are based on the 1 cup of caramel corn. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg