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Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Make a batch of this sweet and buttery caramel popcorn to share with friends. It only takes 5 ingredients and is made in the microwave!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Author: Lil' Luna


  • 2 (3.29-ounce) bags plain popcorn
  • ¾ cup butter
  • cup white Karo Syrup
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda


  • Make popcorn and place it in a large bowl. Be sure to get rid of all the unpopped kernels.
  • Using a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl add the butter, brown sugar, syrup, and salt. Heat in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Add the baking soda to the melted ingredients. The mixture will foam up. Stir well.
  • Pour over popcorn and toss together evenly coating all of the pieces.
  • Place the coated popcorn in the microwave for 1 minute and then stir. Place it back into the microwave and heat for another minute. If you want crunchier popcorn, heat it for another minute.
  • Allow the popcorn to cool and enjoy!
  • Note: If you used salted popcorn, then reduce or omit the added salt.



Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 799mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 64g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1mg