Caramel Popcorn

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Margo59

This recipe came from my neighbor many years ago. It's made in the microwave and a paper bag so the mess is just thrown away. It has a nice buttery taste and once you start eating it, you can't stop.

Top Review by ladygwyn

WE made this the other night. Since we have a small microwave we separated it into 2 bags. It was very very yummy. I loved how buttery it was. The bad thing is it was hard for my boys 8 and 7 to help because the bags were a little to warm for them to hold and shake. But I will still make this for them for a change of page once and a while. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pop popcorn in microwave.
  2. Place popped popcorn into a large brown paper bag.
  3. **Make sure you separate all unpopped kernels from popcorn before putting in bag.
  4. You don't want to bite down on unpopped kernels** Set aside the bag.
  5. In a deep glass bowl, combine brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup and salt.
  6. Microwave this mixture on high until it starts to bubble.
  7. Stir and continue to cook on high for 2 minutes.
  8. Add baking soda to brown sugar mixture and stir until it becomes frothy.
  9. Carefully pour syrup mixture over the popped popcorn in bag and shake to coat.
  10. (Mix is very hot).
  11. Fold down bag and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes.
  12. Remove bag, shake to coat.
  13. Fold down bag and microwave again on high for 1-1/2 minutes.
  14. Remove bag, shake to coat.
  15. Fold down bag and microwave one last time for 30 seconds.
  16. Shake to distribute caramel and break apart.
  17. I put this into an airtight container, but continue to break apart until cooled.

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