The Easiest and Best Caramel Corn I've Ever Made

READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Preheat the oven to 200°.
  • Spray your largest cookie sheets.
  • Pop the popcorn in the oil and set aside. I do this in two batches. Place in a very large bowl. (Plastic bowls work really well because the caramel won't stick; you could also spray the bowl with a bit of Pam).
  • Over medium heat in a heavy saucepan, melt butter and stir in brown sugar, salt and syrup. Bring to a rolling boil.
  • When it starts to boil, boil a full 5 minutes stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. (I used a plastic spatula and ended up sacrificing it)
  • Remove from the heat and add the soda. Pour caramel directly on the popcorn and stir to coat completely.
  • Pour popcorn onto the sheets and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool and break into pieces. Store in zip-top bags.