Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Caramel Popcorn Recipe

It so happened that the other day I had this craving for popcorn and, at the same time, for the candy of my childhood - caramelized sugar in the saucepan. I would normally add chopped walnuts but this time I improvised and I added freshly made popcorn. The result was this homemade caramel popcorn and it was absolutely crazy, crunchy, savory and dangerously tempting.

I made 2 big bowls, but you can use half of the amounts for a more reasonable quantity, depending on how big is the craving/family. Everybody liked my caramel popcorn and the kids were extremely happy. I recommend trying this recipe, especially since there is no need for any specific ingredients.


1 cup
50 g
or smell-free oil
Popping corn
1 cup
1 tsp

Step by step


Add sugar to a big saucepan.


Distribute in an even layer and place the saucepan over a medium-low heat, so that the sugar will melt slowly, without burning.


Place butter in a 5-7 litre Dutch oven pot and let melt over high heat. 

You can also use simple smell-free oil instead of butter.


Measure 1 cup popcorn kernels.


When butter has melted completely, add the porporn kernels and salt, stir well.


Put the lid on and and let the kernels pop over a medium heat.


The pot will begin to fill, turn off the heat when the popping stops.


Transfer the popped popcorn to 2 large bowls - so that it's easier to mix when we add the caramel.


Meanwhile, the sugar starts to melt and it looks like this.

The heat shouldn't be too high, it will only burn the caramel and make it taste bitter.


Just be patient, stir slowly and carefully until caramel turns liquid, chocolate brown in colour and smooth.


Quickly, while hot, pour half of it over the popped popcorn in one of the bowls. 

Place back the saucepan with the caramel left over low heat to prevent it from thickening until you deal with the first bowl.


You have to move quickly, as soon as you pour in the caramel over the popcorn, mix together very well using 2 forks. 

You will notice it gets thick very quickly, there will even be some big balls of popcorn and caramel - let them like this, you'll be able to easily unwrap with you hands once they cool down completely.


I repeated the procedure for the second bowl - I removed the caramel from the heat, poured over the popcorn and quickly mixed all together.


When cooled down a bit, unwrap the popcorn balls and you will notice the cruncy and delicious caramel crust. 

It's extremely tasty and easy to have homemade caramel popcorn for dessert, you will surely enjoy it altogether. 


Quantity: 500 g (2 big bowls)
Prep time: 15 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 15 min
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