Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 quarts popped popcorn


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  • Place popcorn in a very large bowl.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Boil without stirring 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in soda and vanilla.
  • Pour in a thin stream over popcorn, stirring to coat.
  • Place in two large shallow baking dishes and bake in preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, for 1 hour.
  • Remove from oven and let cool completely before breaking into pieces.