March 29, 2012

Caramel Popcorn

  • YIELD: 18 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

  • Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon light molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cups popcorn (popped without salt or fat)


  • Preheat oven to 250°.
  • Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine sugar, corn syrup, butter, and molasses in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring once. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Place popcorn in a large bowl; pour sugar mixture over popcorn in a steady stream, stirring to coat.
  • Spread popcorn mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; stir to break up any large clumps. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Information: 126 calories per serving

Inspired By: Cooking Light