Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Easy caramel corn recipe? This is it! It takes no more skill than dumping a few ingredients in a big old pot!

Nothing says “circus” quite like popcorn! This fast-to-fix recipe for caramel corn seemed like the perfect item to bring to the annual block party/circus in our own small Indiana town. It doesn’t get better than this.

I think this is one of those recipes that you will find yourself turning to again and again when you want a fast sweet snackcircus or no circus! Enjoy.

Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Easy Caramel Corn Recipe: Fit For a Circus!

Easy Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Mostly likely from Food.com.

A family favorite and a new tradition--I bring it to our neighborhood block party and circus each summer!


  • 1 Cup Margarine
  • 2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 8 -15 Cups Popped Popcorn


  1. Pop the popcorn. Pour into large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine Margarine, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, and Salt in large sauce-pot. Use a size that is larger than you think you need--this stuff expands!
  3. Keep stirring the mixture to keep it from scorching. Bring to a boil. After 5 minutes of boiling and stirring, remove from heat. Add in Baking Soda and Vanilla Extract. It will change color and become foamy. Mix well.
  4. Pour over the popped popcorn. I use a spatula to smoosh the caramel sauce over the popcorn and to combine it all. If it looks like too much caramel sauce and not enough popcorn for your tastes--make more popcorn before the caramel cools!

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