Caramel Corn Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Popped popcorn10 Cup (160 tbs)
 Dry roasted peanuts1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Butter/Margarine1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Light corn syrup1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Vanilla1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 837 Calories from Fat 432

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g77.6%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g91.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 60.5 mg

Sodium 448.7 mg18.7%

Total Carbohydrates 91 g30.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.5%

Sugars 62.9 g

Protein 15 g29%

Vitamin A 14.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 8.6% Iron 9.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In 5-quart casserole, combine popcorn and peanuts.
Mix well.
Set aside.
In 2-quart measure or casserole, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt.
Mix well.
Microwave at High for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is boiling, stirring after every minute.
Insert microwave candy thermometer.
Microwave at High for 2 to 4 1/2 minutes, or until thermometer registers 280°F (soft crack stage).
Syrup separates into hard but not brittle threads when dropped into cold water.
Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
Pour hot mixture quickly over popcorn and peanuts, stirring to coat.
Microwave at High for 3 minutes, stirring after half the time.
Spread on wax paper-lined baking sheet.
Break into small pieces.