Crispy Vanilla-Caramel Popcorn

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

If you like you can start with pruchased light popcorn or pop your own without butter for a show time treat thats reminiscent of the all time favorite popcorn balls. Best od all you'll never know that they have been lightened.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, heat and stir the brown sugar, granulated sugar, vegetable oil spread, and salt over medium heat until just boiling and sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Add popcorn and toss to coat.
  4. Spread coated popcorn in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring once.
  6. Transfer popcorn to a large piece of foil or a large roasting pan to cool.
Most Helpful

5 5

I had the same problem with it covering all the popcorn. I had originally planned to 'half' it, but when I saw how little there was, I just halved the sugar, popcorn but still put in the 1/4 C butter in and it turned out excellent!! other than that, it was very easy! (and i don't like complicated recipes) I didn't put salt in the popcorn had already been salted (leftovers, lol..;) and it still worked out great. thanx for posting!

4 5

This was so quick and easy to whip up! I am glad that everyone else in my family are not big caramel corn eaters!! I made a 1/3 batch because I didn't want to eat 12 servings (because I knew I would sit with the bag and eat and eat!) The only problem I had was it didn't seem to thin out enough to coat all the popcorn evenly, maybe needed a little more butter. It may have been my fault as well, I used real butter (all I had) and I know the margarine has a high water content so that may thin out the sugar/butter mixture. Either way it was really good! Sweet, crunchy and a touch of saltiness. I also loved that it only had to bake for 15 minutes! Will make again! Made for Photo Tag.

5 5

Best recipe I have tried for caramel popcorn. Make sure the sugar is well dissolved.