This homemade caramel corn recipe is from my friend’s mother. It is the best homemade caramel corn recipe we have ever made. We have tried several other recipes in the past and nothing comes close to this one. It is hands down our favorite!
When we give Christmas foodie gifts we always try and include a couple of unexpected goodies in the mix and this homemade caramel corn is one of those. Sydney and I are always giving treat gifts at Christmas and everyone loves this homemade caramel corn. They look forward to it being included in their Christmas treat package each year! Since there is no chocolate in this recipe it helps to break up all the chocolate taste from the other treats. Being the chocolate lover that I am, I can’t imagine there ever being too much chocolate, but I suppose some others might think so! 🙂
Homemade Caramel Corn
- 2 packages microwave popcorn full size bags, plain/not buttered popcorn
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 sticks butter
- 1/2 cup Karo Syrup clear/white
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Microwave both bags of popcorn and place on two large baking pans.
- Mix together the brown sugar, butter, karo, and salt. Bring to a boil and then remove from heat. Stir in the baking soda (this step should change the color to that beautiful caramel color).
- Pour the mixture over the popcorn. Stir quickly and gently.
- Bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 250 degree oven, then pull the pans out and stir. Repeat this step two more times (you will be baking the caramel corn for a total of 45 minutes).
- Stir once more after you pull out the pans after the 45 minutes. Let caramel corn cool on the pans.
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Seriously, who wouldn’t want to dig into this?
We typically make this homemade caramel corn recipe at Christmas time, but it is one of those recipes that you can make all year long. Why wait until Christmas to enjoy this deliciousness? 🙂
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do and that you have a very Merry Christmas!