Sunday, January 23, 2011

Easy Caramel Popcorn

Easy Caramel Popcorn
Our family loves caramel popcorn and we have tried all kinds of recipes for caramel for our popcorn. This is an easy recipe that makes great caramel popcorn. To quote Katie: "it is full of caramely goodness." I like it because there is a minimal amount of stirring. 

Caramel Popcorn


8 Cups of Popped Popcorn (1/2 cup of unpopped corn)
3/4 Cup (169 g) of Sugar
3/4 Cup (160 g) of brown sugar (packed)
1/2 Cup (125 ml) of corn syrup
1/2 Cup (125 ml) of Water
1 Tsp of Vinegar
1/4 Tsp of Salt
3/4 Cup (170 g) of Butter

Place popped popcorn on parchment paper. 

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and salt in a 2 quart sauce pan. 

Heat the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat stirring frequently.

Cook to 260 F/127 C degrees on a candy thermometer (or hardball stage).

Reduce heat to low and stir in butter. 

 And stir...

The butter is finally stirred in!
Pour mixture over popcorn.


1. Make into popcorn balls by buttering hands and make into balls.


2. Put popcorn which is on the parchment paper on a cookie and place in a  250 F/121 C oven. Cook for one hour stirring every 15 minutes. The caramel "bakes" on to the popcorn.

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