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Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

Posted by  ·  December 23, 2007  ·  Last Updated: April 30, 2016

This is a sweet treat for some sweet friends.


I use my friend Di’s recipe.  It is easy and so delicious!

Di’s Caramel Corn

½ Cup butter (1 stick)
1 Cup light brown sugar
¼ Cup light corn syrup
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon baking soda
3 quarts (12 cups) popped corn

In heavy saucepan on medium to medium-high heat melt butter then add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly.  Once mixture boils stop stirring and boil for 5 minutes (Do not stir).  Remove from heat and carefully stir in vanilla and baking soda.  Pour mixture over popped corn. Gently stir to coat popcorn.  Place popcorn into a large roaster or rimmed baking sheet and bake at 225° F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool and enjoy!

Two batches of this recipe filled my three containers from Wal-Mart perfectly.


  1. Shar
    Friday, September 6th, 2013
    Is there an easy way to print your recipes?
    Other than printing the entire page. LOL
  2. Friday, October 1st, 2010
    I made this for my grand daughter birthday party and it was a hit. The only thing I did not do is put it inside the over. I just poured the carmel over the pop corn and let it set for about 3 minutes and served it in a pop corn box. It was great!
  3. Saturday, June 28th, 2008
    great this one was wonderful so much easier than
    the last one i tried! Thanks!
  4. Thursday, May 15th, 2008
    Great, I'm going to have a go at making this next weekend. I can't get enough homemade caramel corn!
  5. Kelly
    Thursday, December 27th, 2007
    I love your blog - you have so many great ideas! love all the holiday ideas and the teacher gifts! So cute and crafty!
  6. Monday, December 24th, 2007
    Well, I'm a complete moron. I thought I was at a different blog (a blogger with a little dog). And, I haven't even been nipping at the eggnog. But I'm still making the caramel corn and I still wish you a Merry Christmas!
  7. Monday, December 24th, 2007
    I had planned to make marshmallows but this looks too good not to make. I must go make some now. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family, especially your cute little doggie!
  8. cottagecamper
    Monday, December 24th, 2007
    it has been wonderful getting to know over this past year. Your blogs have inspired me . Merry Christmas to you!
  9. Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
    yummy! happy holidays sweet friend!