By UltimaMommy on April 19, 2007
Photo by Fitchefsusie
Photo by Fitchefsusie
"This recipe is sure to be a hit with friends and family. It’s super easy and there’s not much of a mess to clean up afterwards. My kids love watching the mixture foam after adding the baking soda. We all start eating it right away but I do prefer it after it has had time to cool. It’s a real treasure to create! P.S. You might want to break it up with your hands as it starts to cool."
Serving Size: 1 (62 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"WOW! Super easy, super delicious and no clean-up! I popped my own popcorn and used 2/3 cup of kernels as that's what fits in our popper. I also added 1/8 t kosher salt to the syrup. I'll never make caramel corn the old way again. Thanks so much for a true keeper Ultima Mommy. Made for the I recommend tag game."
"Delicious! Easy! I made a couple minor modifications. I use butter. 2/3 of cup unpopped popcorn, added a pinch of salt and a dash of vanilla extract prior to adding baking soda. I also opted to place popped corn in a large bowl rather than a paper bag as I've read that paper bags are not food safe and can ignite. My kids love it."
"Can I give this 10 stars please?? So easy, and such a hit. We only had butter, so used that, and it was so delicious! We used a grocery bag, and it worked perfectly, then spread it out on 2 cookie sheets to cool, and it was crunchy and perfect (ours wasn't chewy at all)! We may add some peanuts at the cooling stage next time. You definitely want to use something to toss the popcorn and caramel that is disposable...it becomes a gooey sticky mess! I almost used a tupperware, and I'm glad I didn't. This will be requested for many future events! (Note: I have found it works better to make this in 1/2 batches, so the corn has more room in the bag to shake around. The initial cooking time is more like 3-4 minutes though otherwise it starts to taste burned with the smaller amount cooking)."
"Wanted something sweet and super simple, with next to no ingredients and this fit the bill! I can't believe HOW quick and easy it was to make! I added 1tsp Vanilla and made the ooey gooey mixture in a saucepan on the stove - took just a few minutes to melt and mix to the popcorn. Didn't have a brown paper bag so we used an empty cereal box - worked like a charm! The taste is sorta like a popcorn ball. I will definitely be making this more often. I love that it utilized microwave popcorn bags rather than a certain by-cup/quart measurement. SIMPLE!"
"This was a SUPER recipe!!! Great for quick gift giving. I followed added 1/2 tsp of vanilla and used plain old fashioned kernel popcorn, but popped in microwave. So, there was no salt or butter or other additives in it. I did add some salt to the popcorn once I dropped it in the grocery sized brown bag. I sampled some myself (couldn't give it as a gift if I wasn't sure it was good, LOL!). I hope my mail carrier and trash & recycle guys like it!!! Kids are begging me to make some more. I absolutely will, it is soooo easy to do and takes really no time at all. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"This is a winner! I halved the recipe used butter instead of margerine. Our microwave seems to run hot so next time I'll cook the caramel 3 mins and put the tossed popcorn back in for only 30 seconds. This recipe will make our movie nights even more fun. Thanks for posting!"
"I have a different caramel popcorn recipe that normally use but it requires baking in the oven. I found this recipe after I had promised the kids caramel corn for movie night then the oven stopped working, this will be my go to recipe from now on, thanks!"
"This came together nicely and tastes great! One of us was hoping it would be "crunchier," but it won't be, from the microwave; if you like the chewier texture, as some of us do, this is terrific. I don't think we'll have to worry about how well it "keeps." Made for Pick A Chef."
"I loved this! Simple and I think it was the best caramel corn I have ever had :) I did use butter which I think added a little richer of a flavor. This also kept well overnight in an airtight container. Made for PAC spring '10."
"Yummy! We made this recipe in high school and I loved it back then and I still love it now. I like to toss in some pecans, almonds, or peanuts before I microwave it."
"A good and easy recipe. My kids said they actually prefer plain ol' regular buttered popcorn, but this is a good recipe for mixing things up a bit on occasion. I think I would prefer to use this recipe to make candy coated peanuts! mmmmmmmm"
"Very fast and easy. I didn't use a bag. I just dumped everything into a big bowl. I also added 1 tsp or so of vanilla in with the butter mixture. Yummy!! Can't stop eating it. My kids love it too."
"Made this to go along with my christmas goodie plates. I didn't try it, but have had to make it a couple of times since because EVERYONE loved it and keeps begging me to make more. So easy. Will definetely be added to the list of goodies I HAVT TO make each year"
"Excellent!! Something this quick and easy shouldn't be so good! I used two packages of Orville Redenbacher's Light Butter microwave popcorn which are 2.9 oz. each instead of 3.5 oz. It turned out perfect, with just the right amount of caramel on the popcorn. This caramel popcorn didn't last long in my house. My family really loved this and gave it 2-thumbs up. Thank you for sharing this quick and delicious recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!"