Today is National Caramel Popcorn Day! For many people, this chewy caramel popcorn treat is an all-time favorite. Celebrate with kids by making this simple yet delicious recipe! We promise it will be such a hit that you’ll want to post it on Social Media! Don’t forget to use #CaramelPopcornDay


What you will need:

  • Mazola Pure® Cooking Spray
  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

Easy Steps:

  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
  2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Pour syrup over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.