Scrumptious Caramel Popcorn

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I’ve been having a grand time with my new found Homemade Microwave Popcorn and Microwave Kettle Corn.  They are really easy, inexpensive, and of course yummy.  My sister encouraged me to try to come up with a Caramel Popcorn.  I tried without success to create a yummy, fast microwave caramel corn but my mom used to always make it in the oven, so I made that instead.

I made it this weekend for our family fall party and then made two more batches to give to our Pastors for Pastor Appreciation Month.

It is crazy delicious and not hard…but it does require a little over an hour to make.

Printable Version
Here’s what you need:
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup margarine
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
7 quarts plain popped popcorn
2 cups peanuts ( I used dry roasted) **the peanuts are optional
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Pop your popcorn (for my Homemade Microwave Popcorn I used 4 batches) and pour into greased large roaster or 3- greased 9×13 baking dishes. Be sure to discard the unpopped kernels. Add the peanuts to the roaster as well.

2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
3.  In saucepan, combine brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, and salt.  Bring to a boil and then cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly.

4.  After five minutes, remove from heat and add baking soda and vanilla.  Stir well.

5.  Pour over popcorn and peanuts and stir well.  There is no need to get popcorn fully covered at this point.

6.  Place in oven for 60 minutes, stirring thoroughly after each 15 minute time period.  This is crucial!!  This is when your popcorn will get thoroughly covered.

7.  After 60 minutes of baking, remove from oven, stir one last time, and pour onto waxed paper or I used greased foil.

8.  After it cools, store in airtight container.

This is sooo good!!

This is not the chewy caramel corn, if that’s what you’re looking for…it’s the crunchy delicious caramel corn!!


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  1. Wonderful! I love both kinds and love homemade as nothing beats it but it is a lot of work and usually messy but you’ve solved that! I can’t wait to try it! Thank you!

  2. This popcorn looks like something I need to try. You have a nice blog. I’m your newest follower. I found you through Creative Bloggers Party and Hop.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your caramel popcorn looks so yummy. But since I don’t have the patience to wait for the traditional caramel recipe, I’ve tried a microwave version. My mother in law found the recipe years ago in the paper. It is from from and it’s called “easy microwave caramel popcorn.” My family loves it during the fall & winter holidays. Warning, It is very addictive. (One tip, make sure it is not a humid day or your caramel will not set.)BTW, I followed your link from My uncommon slice of surburbia

  4. I make all my Christmas gifts and this is going to be one of them. I would make some right now but I don’t have any corn syrup. Thanks for the recipe.Yours truly- Elaine in Luray

  5. That looks amazing! I love popcorn!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh yum!

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  8. I looooove caramel corn, but have actually never made it with peanuts before. Sounds like a great addition!

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  9. We love caramel corn! Also, as a pastor’s wife, thank you for taking the time to acknowledge your pastors. I’m sure it was greatly appreciated!

  10. Carrie, this is a great snack that we would just love! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. This looks so delicious. Perfect fall recipe! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…’ There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

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  14. A great recipe I can’t wait to try out. I love caramel popcorn!

    I have my own brand of Caramel Popcorn I learned from my grandmother. While different from your own, I think recipe is pretty good. I’m new to the Food Blog scene and would love some feedback from a pro like you. Check out my recipe if have time.

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