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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

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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

Caramel popcorn recipe

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 1 week.

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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