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Best Caramel Corn Recipe

This is my absolute favorite Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe! Made with only 6 ingredients; popcorn, brown sugar, honey, butter, baking soda, and vanilla!

How to make caramel corn

This recipe. Oh, man. There are so many things I could say about it. I first attempted caramel corn for my son’s second birthday party. We wanted to have something sweet that everyone could enjoy, but wanted it to also be super simple to make. Enter:

Caramel Corn Recipe without Corn Syrup

This recipe is so stinken easy and amazingly delicious. My favorite thing about it? Minimal ingredients AND it is made in the microwave. 

Easy Caramel Corn REcipe

Speaking of ingredients, everything you need is most likely already in your pantry! The staples are simple and best of all, this recipe for caramel corn uses NO CORN SYRUP!

Ingredients for homemade caramel corn:

  • Popped popcorn
  • Brown sugar
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla
Caramel Corn

How long does homemade caramel corn last?

Homemade caramel corn is easy and inexpensive to make! This makes it an ideal gift for giving, but how long will it last? When stored properly, caramel corn can last for two to three months! As it ages it will start to loose some of the crispness, so I suggest using within the fist few weeks. 

How to make the BEST caramel corn recipe:

1. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside. Line a large baking tray with foil and set aside.

2. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Line a large baking tray with foil.

3. Place the brown sugar in a glass bowl. Roughly chop the butter and place on the top of the sugar. Drizzle with honey.

4. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds. Stir until combined. Microwave for 2 minutes and stir. Microwave one last time for two minutes. Mix in the baking soda and vanilla. (NOTE:  the soda causes the caramel to foam up a bit. Make sure you use a fairly large bowl.

5. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and mix until it is well coated.

6. Transfer the popcorn onto the foil lined tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.

7. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.

Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

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Best Caramel Corn Recipe

Best Caramel Corn Recipe

Yield: 12 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This is my absolute favorite Microwave Caramel Corn Recipe! Made with only 6 ingredients; popcorn, brown sugar, honey, butter, baking soda, and vanilla!

Ingredients

  • 12 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

    1. Place the popcorn in a large bowl and set it aside. Line a large baking tray with foil and set aside.

    2. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Line a large baking tray with foil.

    3. Place the brown sugar in a glass bowl. Roughly chop the butter and place on the top of the sugar. Drizzle with honey.

    4. Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds. Stir until combined. Microwave for 2 minutes and stir. Microwave one last time for two minutes. Mix in the baking soda and vanilla. (NOTE:  the soda causes the caramel to foam up a bit. Make sure you use a fairly large bowl.

    5. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and mix until it is well coated.

    6. Transfer the popcorn onto the foil lined tray. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once half way through.

    7. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.

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Sunday 5th of May 2013

[...] people over at Utah Truffles donated some of their new candy bars, and I made some of my favorite caramel corn for guests to walk away [...]

Mel

Saturday 27th of October 2012

That looks delcious I'm pinning this thanks for sharing

Christine

Friday 19th of October 2012

Sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it out today. One question, where does the baking soda and vanilla come into play? I didn't see that in the directions.

Jesseca

Friday 19th of October 2012

glad you caught that! I'll add it in right now!

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