Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I got this recipe years ago from a neighbor and loved it! It's great at parties and gift giving at Christmas. Makes lots!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 250.
  2. Prepare popcorn and set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan bring to a boil brown sugar, butter and syrup.
  4. Boil at a slow boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove and add baking soda, salt, vanilla and peanuts.
  6. Pour over popcorn and toss.
  7. Lay out on greased cookie sheets and bake for 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes.
  8. Store in Large Zip Lock Bags.
Most Helpful

My roomate and I threw a Halloween party...she went out and bought a zillion of individually wrapped carmel candies to make carmel popcorn. What a waste! Being a vegan, I used this recipe and substituted margarine for butter. Yum. Most people told me (away from my roomate's ears) that mine was much better :-) P.S. Very sticky stuff...if you have any dental appliance, I don't recommend this.

Seebee November 08, 2003

I don't usually review a recipe that has over 20 reviews already - I mean, we get it - it's a good recipe, but this...this is worth another review. I love caramel and caramel (usually) hates me - I can't make it...ever. My family laughs at me, but it is true. Anyway, I can make this! And it is great! Double win! This is a superb recipe - not a ton of ingredients (and all in my pantry) and good, clear instructions that yield a fabulous result. Thank you!

Janecooksswell December 08, 2013

I used half coconut oil and half butter... And also lined pans with parchment paper to make easy cleanup... Excellent and will definitely make again

taffyrn June 01, 2011

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