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Caramel Corn Recipe

Sydney Spence enjoys trying to new recipes and sharing her own family recipes with others.


Quick and Easy Snacks

Pretty much everyone loves popcorn and even more like it with caramel so, here's an easy way to make caramel corn and believe it or not you can make it in the microwave.

The kids will love the snack at their birthday party, adults will munch on the caramel pieces while cheering on their favorite football team, and mom will appreciate the time saving recipe while she prepares the holiday meal.

Use your imagination for more ways to "spruce up" this snack by adding chocolate drizzle or using pieces on cupcakes and more! Hmm hmm delectable!

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

3 min

2 min

5 min

Makes one large bowl


  • 1 Gallon Popped Popcorn
  • 1 Stick Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup White Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Peanuts
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  1. Use two large brown paper bags, doubled up, to pour popped popcorn in.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, syrup, salt – bring to boil in microwave dish for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add baking soda.
  4. STIR QUICKLY!! (Will look foamy)
  5. Pour into bag with popcorn.
  6. Shake to coat.
  7. Cook another 1 ½ minutes by removing from bag and placing in oven.
  8. Remove from oven and put back in doubled paper bag.
  9. Shake again.
  10. Pour onto wax paper and let cool.
  11. Add peanuts if desired.

Recipe Rating

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Caramel Corn Goes Great with My Party Punch Recipe


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© 2012 Sydney Spence

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