Caramel Popcorn

This caramel popcorn is the ultimate sweet treat. Next time you are craving something sweet but quick and easy, give this popcorn a try.

This recipe uses homemade popcorn, but if you are short on time simply grab a bag of pre-popped popcorn.

Caramel popcorn in white bowl

Caramel recipes

For more caramel recipes, take a look at the ideas below:

Caramel popcorn cooling on baking tray

What you will need

To make this sweet and sticky popcorn you will need:

  • Oil
  • Popping corn
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Glucose – or corn syrup
  • Salt
Caramel popcorn in white bowl


Store this caramel popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

This popcorn is not suitable for freezing.

Caramel popcorn in white bowl

Caramel Popcorn

Yield: Serves 8 as a snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This caramel popcorn is so deliciously sweet and crunchy, it's impossible to not go back for more.


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/3 cup popping corn
  • 100g butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup glucose (or corn syrup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Pop the popping corn according to packet directions. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over a low-medium heat.
  3. Add the brown sugar, glucose and salt. Stir until combined, then allow to simmer for 4 minute without stirring.
  4. Remove the caramel mixture from the heat, then pour over the popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is well coated in the caramel, then spread out on a baking tray lined with baking paper to cool.
  5. Once the caramel has cooled and set, store the popcorn in an airtight container.


  • Store the caramel popcorn in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
  • Not suitable for freezing.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 219mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 22gProtein: 0g

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