seriously addciting and simple caramel corn!

Years ago I randomly acquired this recipe out of a book for kids. It was before I had any kids of my own but I was working at a publishing house at the time and often I would flip through books just to see what we carried.

When I saw this recipe I made a photo copy and tucked it away for the future. Chris and I have made this yummy caramel corn many times over the years he especially loves popcorn so this is right up his alley. I also love to make a big batch and surprise him with it!

This year the boys were old enough to get in on the fun. This recipe includes a pretty cool science experiment and is made entirely in the microwave. It takes about ten to fifteen minutes to whip up, no candy thermometer or anything fancy necessary. When you add the baking soda into the sugar mixture there is a fun reaction that had the boys ooing and ahhing!

It felt like the right thing to do to share it today - make this for your family and friends they will love it!

Caramel Corn:

2 12oz bags of microwave popcorn or popcorn made on the stove top or in an air popper
1 stick of butter (I use vegan butter and it works great)
1 C brown sugar
1/4 C light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

Pop popcorn and set aside.

Put the butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt into a microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave until butter melts.

Stir well.

Put back in microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes

Add baking soda to mixture. Stir. Mixture will foam as soda reacts with the ingredients.

Put popped corn into a large brown paper bag (grocery size)

Pour hot mixture over the corn.

Close bag and shake well, evenly coating the popcorn with the caramel mixture.

Put bag back in microwave and heat an additional 1 1/2 minutes.

Allow to cool a bit. Then eat warm or spread in a cake pan to cool.



  1. I love popcorn, any kind will do! I do love carmel corn and this recipe is awesome that it can be all done in the microwave. YAY. making some SOON!

  2. I will have to try this - sounds SO good! Also, love all the pyrex shots, everything tastes better in vintage pyrex!

  3. That just got added to my recipe folder!! Can't wait to try it :)

  4. Hello...Im going to make this. RIGHT NOW. We're having a family night while we listen to Adventures in Odyssey on the radio. And Im totally craving this now so its ON!:)

  5. yessss!!! I want to hear how it goes all of you, seriously I am always kind of shocked at how good it is for how easy the recipe is. I have made many other hard caramel corn recipes and it takes the fun out of it for me...this is truly a quick special treat!!

  6. a favourite in our home. my husband loves this stuff. i can't wait to try this recipe out. thank you!

  7. So glad you posted this recipe...I made one similar last fall & haven't been able to find it.

  8. I just made it and it is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  10. Sounds delicious! :) Looks pretty yummy too. ;)


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