Caramel Corn Recipe

Caramel Corn Recipe


10 cups fresh popcorn, popped

1 cup roasted peanuts, or other nuts

1 cup butter, no substitutes

2 cups dark brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup dark corn syrup* Tested Karo®

1/2 teaspoon baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, measure out in separate cup.


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
  2. Pop corn or use Skinny Pop already popped corn,  place in a lightly sprayed with cooking spray roasting pan. Roasting pan size needs to 12″ x 15″ x 2″ .
  3. Sprinkle nuts on top of corn. In large saucepan, melt butter; add brown sugar, and corn syrup. Stir constantly and bring to boil for 5 minutes. Be sure to watch your time.
  4. Remove from heat and add baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.  Mixture will expand and turn a lighter color.  Baking soda causes this.
  5. Immediately pour caramel sauce over popped corn. Stir gently to coat kernels.
  6. Bake in oven @ 275 F for 45 minutes.  Stir to coat every 15 minutes.  Remove from pan and let cool.  Store in airtight container.