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Easy Caramel Corn

Easy Caramel Corn

Easy caramel corn is an inexpensive and delicious snack. This recipe makes a smaller size batch than most.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cookie Madness


  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/3 cup salted peanuts optional
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar light or dark okay
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt use 1/8 if using salted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray or grease it with butter; Spread popcorn and peanuts in pan.
  • In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar, syrup and salt and bring to a boil. From the time the mixture reaches a boil, boil without stirring for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn, mixing thoroughly.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Let cool completely.