Homemade Caramel Corn recipe

Old Fashioned Caramel Corn Recipe

  • Author: Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Old Fashioned Caramel Corn Recipe is easy to make and is a fun snack for Halloween, a birthday party, or movie night.

Homemade Caramel Corn recipe that is fun to make and a sweet treat.



  • 32 cups popcorn
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup white corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I used my homemade vanilla extract)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup dry roasted or raw peanuts (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 F. degrees.
  2. Pop the popcorn following the instructions on the package. Spread the popped corn over two or three large cookie or baking sheets to cool.
  3. In a medium saucepan add the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Heat on medium and bring to a boil. Boil one minute constantly stirring.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the caramel syrup over the popcorn evenly and toss with a spatula until coated evenly.
  6. Place the trays into the oven for 1 hour tossing every 15 minutes until the caramel coating has almost dried completely. You can check for doneness by removing the tray from the oven and allowing it to cool for about 5 minutes after the first hour. The caramel coating will no longer be sticky when the caramel corn is done.


  • Serving Size: 2 Cups
  • Calories: 364

Keywords: homemade caramel corn, old fashioned caramel corn recipe, homemade cracker jacks, popcorn, Halloween

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