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  1. Quick Caramel Corn Recipe

Friends of mine know I have a large popcorn obsession. I simply love popcorn, any flavor. No matter the time of day I can munch on my favorite snack. Caramel corn is classic and this one is an even easier, simplified recipe. A quick caramel, a little baking soda and you’re ready to eat…and eat and eat! This is so easy and so delicious that you’ll be making it all fall long.

A bowl full of caramel corn and a scoop.

Quick Caramel Corn

4 from 6 votes
Bring some sweetness to popcorn with this quick and easy recipe. Perfect for the fall season, this caramel corn is a cozy snack that will satisfy anyone.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 5 qt popped popcorn


  • Preheat oven to 200°F and spray two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Have popcorn popped and ready in a large bowl.
  • Bring butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, and salt to a low boil over medium-high heat. Continue boiling for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Continue stirring until soda is incorporated and the caramel is lighter in texture.
  • Pour over prepared popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated.
  • Evenly divide on two baking sheets and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, cool, and enjoy!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 393kcal
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking
A serving bowl full of caramel corn.
Caramel corn in a bowl.
Caramel corn scatters across a table.

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