Grandma Paul's Caramel Corn

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Straight from the kitchen of Paula Deen.


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Over medium heat, combine first 4 ingredients and boil for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Pour over the popped corn.
  6. Stir to coat well.
  7. Bake in large roaster or pan for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  8. Spread on waxed paper to dry.
Most Helpful

This stuff is addictive! I was making it so much that I've thrown out the recipe twice, so I wouldn't blow my diet! It tastes delicious fresh from the bowl. I don't bother baking it because I love the chewy, gooey consistency. Definitely worth trying!!

sundoggie January 05, 2012

We tried this recipe for the first time, this past Halloween. All I can say is that autumn will never be the same with out it. We enjoyed the sticky caramel corn with steaming hot mugs of apple cider, while sitting out on the patio watching the last of the colorful leaves dance in the wind… as they were carried into our neighbor's yard. I am convinced there is no better combination. ;-)

princess.and.the.pea December 28, 2006

This is wonderful, I have made it many times, got the recipe from food network. I love Paula. Sometimes, I add vanilla in the the baking soda and it tastes wonderful.Thank you for posting this great recipe.

Take a Letter Maria March 16, 2006