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Olivia’s Killer Karamel Korn a.k.a. Easy Caramel Popcorn

Olivia’s Killer Karamel Korn a.k.a. Easy Caramel Popcorn. The easiest and very best homemade caramel popcorn recipe that I’ve ever tried. 

Easy Caramel Popcorn

Easy Caramel Popcorn

My daughter Olivia found this recipe and we made a couple of tweaks to it. This is a great recipe to make with the kids on a snowy afternoon like yesterday when we whipped up this batch.

I’m afraid the adults ate much more than the kids though. Absolutely addictive!

TIP: The darker the brown sugar you use, the deeper the caramel flavour will be. However, any type of brown sugar will still yield an outstandingly delicious caramel popcorn.

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Dark brown sugar.

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Originally published March 2008.
 
Easy Caramel Popcorn
Yield: 4 servings

Olivia's Killer Karamel Korn a.k.a. Easy Caramel Popcorn

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

The best caramel corn I've ever tried.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup popping corn
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup corn syrup (light or dark is fine)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Instructions

  1. Pop the corn in the oil, toss with the sea salt and set aside in a very large bowl. You can use air popped corn if you like.
  2. In medium saucepan combine the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add the vanilla extract and baking soda.
  5. Stir well and immediately pour over the popped corn. Toss together well to coat the popcorn on all sides.
  6. Spread on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 250 degrees F for one hour tossing the popcorn every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and spread in a single layer on parchment or waxed paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1 serving (1/2 cup)

Amount Per Serving Calories 316Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 31mgSodium 771mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 0gSugar 39gProtein 0g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Paige

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Any tips for what to use instead of corn syrup? I am always looking for ways to substitute. Thanks

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Sunday 21st of February 2021

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Jan Thather

Tuesday 18th of February 2020

Well, bless your little heart! This is the first recipe for "caramel" something that hasn't told me to go the 4000 miles it would take to buy the Kraft Caramels in the "from scratch" recipe. Thank you!!!

Diana J Coady

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019

Can plain microwaved popcorn be used as well? Also, do you use light corn syrup in this recipe? Thank you!

Carol

Thursday 23rd of May 2013

I gave this recipe a try and it turned out perfect. Would make again and perhaps try adding some peanuts next time. Yummy.

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