Classic Caramel Corn

Classic Caramel Corn

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"Sweet and crunchy, this caramel corn is easy to make and tastes better than the county fair's."
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1 h servings 395 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 395 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.4g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 567 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
  2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.


  1. 259 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Do not make this caramel corn unless you plan to give it away, have rock solid will power, or the metabolism of a four year old. It is highly addictive. This past weekend I made it twice, once...

Most helpful critical review

This was okay, but tasted more like popcorn balls than the caramel corn I remembered as a child. The recipe that turned out the way I like (more caramel-like) is the one called "My Amish Friend'...

Do not make this caramel corn unless you plan to give it away, have rock solid will power, or the metabolism of a four year old. It is highly addictive. This past weekend I made it twice, once...

Oh my, this was the best! I took the advice of others and sprayed a roasting pan, left the popcorn in the oven while the sauce was preparing. I also sprayed my spatula so nothing would stick. ...

Delicious corn. I used to make Amish Caramel Corn from this site, until I ran out of light corn syrup. This recipe used dark corn syrup so I tried it out, and it was great. I popped a generous 1...

I am a beginner and have never made caramel corn, but this is definitely the recipe to learn! I took this to an office party after making it only once and I got rave reviews! Great recipe!

This was very good. We couldn't stop eating it! I did as the directions stated. However, I used butter flavored microwave popcorn. It took 2 bags to make 4 quarts. It was very rich.. I think bec...

This has a higher proportion of corn syrup than most. I think that made it take a few minutes longer to cook up crispy. This was good, but I think ones with less syrup versus brown sugar are mor...

Delicious! I used my air popper, so baking the corn to get all the moisture out before pouring on the carmel was key. I had some carmel left over so we put it on apples too. We used light Kar...

This was really good except for the fact that I don't think I stirred it enough times throughout the baking process because some bits came out burnt. But the parts that were edible were deliciou...

This was so good. This is a recipe for REAL caramel too. Like the kind that you get from those caramel chew candies. Great easy snack!!!