Mel's Caramel Corn

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by appleydapply

I got this recipe from a dear friend. She always brought poppycock over for special occasions, then she moved away so I was on my own! It's so easy but impressive - adults and kids alike are addicted.

Top Review by Random Rachel

Quick and tasty. I left it alone for about one minute to find my preschooler and the caramel burned, so I think it needs constant stirring.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (3 1/2 ounce) bags microwave popcorn
  • 2 cups nuts (peanuts, almonds, pecans, or combination you prefer)
  • 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 cup corn syrup
  • 1 13 cups sugar


  1. Prepare each bag of popcorn in microwave according to package directions.
  2. Once popcorn is popped, mix it with nuts in a very large bowl.
  3. While popcorn is popping, you can put remaining ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour mixture over popcorn & nuts and mix immediately and well.
  5. Spread on cookie sheet to dry.

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