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Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Lil' Luna
Make a batch of this sweet and buttery caramel popcorn to share with friends. It only takes 5 ingredients—no corn syrup required!
4.1 from 20 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 499 kcal


  • 2 (3.29 oz) bags plain popcorn
  • 3/4 c butter
  • 1/3 cup white Karo Syrup
  • 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda


  • Make popcorn and place 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 for another minute.
  • Allow the popcorn to cool and enjoy!
  • Note: If you used salted popcorn, then just reduce, or omit, the added salt.



Calories: 499kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 1gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 799mgPotassium: 96mgFiber: 1gSugar: 64gVitamin A: 851IUCalcium: 63mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Caramel Popcorn
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