Carmel Corn With No Corn Syrup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 mins

You might wanna use microwave popcorn, but please, don't. You'll have far superior flavor if you use stove popped, or air popped corn. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup agave nectar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups stove popped popcorn


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients but the popcorn in a small sauce pan. Over VERY low heat, whisk the mixture until the sugar is dissolved and the butter is melted. Do not let this get above 110 degrees.
  3. Pour the mixture in to a large bowl. Add the popped popcorn, and stir very well with a large spoon.
  4. Put everything on a greased jelly roll pan, and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and stir. Let cool for 3 minutes.
  5. Enjoy. :).
Most Helpful

Fast, easy, and simple. Flavor took a little getting used too, just different, but good, and we enjoyed very much. Made for PRMR tag.

weekend cooker April 26, 2012

This is easy and definitely was a crowd pleaser. I didn't think there was enough
sauce so I made up another half batch of the sugar sauce. Spread the popped corn
on a parchment lined cookie sheet and the baking time took much longer-probably closer to 20 minutes. I added odd and ends of mixed nuts such as whole almond, pecan, walnuts, etc. Some of the nuts burnt on the bottom but that was my fault. Used raw agave, a very small pinch of smoked salt (1/16 teaspoon?). Yummy! Hit the spot! Reviewed for Veg Tag/December.

COOKGIRl December 11, 2011

Sounds delicious! I'm always looking for ways to use natural sugars too. Thank you so for posting this!

joshem March 16, 2011