Caramel Popcorn

  • portland Posted: 12/05/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    the color and taste of this recipe is similar to cracker jacks with butter. easy to make, keeps well, makes a lot. next time i will add peanuts.

  • mommathomas6 Posted: 12/17/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Made this for the first time this earlier this week, made my second batch today! This is AWESOME!! So simple and simply delicious. A new family favorite for the holidays or anytime. Fantastic and addicting. I did exactly as the directions said, perfect!

  • wolchoc Posted: 12/06/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    this reminded me of the caramel corn at trader joe's. I only baked it for about 45 mins.

  • Steeno Posted: 11/08/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I liked this a lot--next time, I'd add pecans, maybe. It didn't get stuck in my teeth and it's got a lot of good flavor and crunch for such a small amount of calories! I air-popped the popcorn in the microwave in a paper bag, and that seemed to work well.

  • Gracie2 Posted: 12/23/08
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is a fantastic recipe! I used pre-popped Erin's brand popcorn instead of popping my own. I have used both maple syrup and brown rice syrup in different batches in place of the light molasses which I don't have on hand. I especially like the addition of the brown rice syrup, it makes the coating a little more glassy. I've also added some chopped cashews for a little extra crunch. I too learned on the first batch to cook the sauce at a lower temperature to avoid a burnt taste.

  • sccook Posted: 10/29/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This caramel corn was delcious! Easy to make, but it was time consuming. Once you take the syrup off the heat, be ready to quickly stir in the vanilla, salt, and bs. The syrup will cool really quickly, making it difficult to mix with the popcorn.

  • Stylebird Posted: 10/31/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made this recipe when my in laws were visiting and it was a huge hit! It's fun to make with others as you do need help when pouring and mixing. The flavor is incredible (for being light) and the extra time in the over makes the kernels really crispy.

  • kimken Posted: 10/09/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is delicious! I make caramel corn every year with the same recipe. I saw this one and decided to try it. I couldn't even taste the molasses-- which I like anyway. Only one drawback to this recipe............you won't be able to stop eating it! Would definitely make again!

  • KelliAnne Posted: 12/17/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This is amazing!!! I didn't seem to have enough popcorn for the amount of popcorn I had. I may have miscounted cups or they were supposed to be heaping cups? Otherwise still amazing! Will make for many many years to come

  • itsgigi Posted: 12/31/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I made this as an extra for our New Year's Eve gathering thinking everyone might have a taste. There was nothing left! And they were scraping the bowl for scraps! The best caramel corn I have ever had!! Other than a little time in the oven, it was sooooo easy! I will be making this next year as part of our gifts to neighbors and friends!! And many times in between. Great recipe!

  • EmilyCochran Posted: 01/17/09
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    My mom made a similar version over Christmas, however hers wasn't at all LIGHT. This one tastes just as good (addictive!)... however it sticks to my teeth. Maybe that's because I haven't let it cool enough. Delicious!

  • Tumbles Posted: 10/26/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Really delicious old-fashioned treat! I am surprised so many people avoid Molasses! I guess they aren't fans of things like gingerbread either. It is really delicious and wonderful. The end product it is used in doesn't end up tasting the way it smells out of the bottle ya know.

  • FallingStars Posted: 01/12/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe is so much fun! I used 16 cups of popcorn and a cup of pecans spread across two pans. There was still plenty of caramel to cover it thoroughly. Be cautious during the last 15 minutes of baking. The first time is made this recipe, I accidently let it darken too much--which overly intensified the molasses flavor and left it tasting slightly burnt. This recipe is definitely going to be repeated frequently in our house! I may use even more popcorn next time and drizzle it with a little dark chocolate, too!

  • Laura1232112 Posted: 11/28/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe was great, the caramel came out perfectly! I used a store brand 98% fat free popcorn. The only problem was some of the popcorn with caramel was burnt, so i wouldn't put it in the oven for a full hour next time. I also added peanuts to the recipe which tasted amazing!

  • MeganCalPoly Posted: 10/30/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Love this recipe. Have made it many times and it never fails to receive a rave review (neither does it last too long). I used maple syrup instead of molasses, and after trying the recipe w/molasses, personally prefer the syrup.

  • Ginkeez Posted: 12/16/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I realize I'm in the minority here, but I feel like I need to rate this recipe to help others with their first batch. First of all, I used regular molasses. I thought anything other than Blackstrap would work. Next time, I will reduce it by at least half unless I can find true light molasses. I also wish I had only baked it for 45 minutes. It tasted wonderful after 45 minutes and seemed to be crispy enough. I wish I would have followed my gut and had taken it out then. After the final 15 minutes, the popcorn tasted burnt and had a plastic aftertaste. I also wonder if it would have been a bit more mild if I had just added a few cups of popcorn. I think if I had made the above changes, this would have been five stars. Now I have to decide if I really want to serve this batch at the Christmas party I made it for tomorrow.

  • hopey123 Posted: 09/07/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Found this recipe AMAZING! If you are thinking of a good snack...you have to make this! Super easy and SOOOO GOOD! Make sure you use light molasses..I could not find it in the store so I used regular molasses..next time i will search for it, i think it will make a difference in the taste. the regular molasses was a little bit to strong in flavor and had a bit of an aftertaste! Otherwise fantastic.Its a great idea to make and put in decorative tins and give as gifts.

  • alleycat39402 Posted: 10/09/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Delicious! Will definately make this again!

  • MommyTarr Posted: 10/08/10
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This was great. I did not have molasses so I used 3/4cup light brown sugar with 1/4 cup water anddissolved the sugar, than took the tbs or whatever i needed from that. Actually iam making the recipe agian right now. time to stir it...

  • rstarrlemaitre Posted: 01/09/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This popcorn is great! My fiance declared it like cracker jacks only better, with a fresh taste that packaged caramel corn can't hope to compete with - and requested I always keep a batch on hand for when we go to the movies! I do wish the caramel hadn't had quite such a tendency to stick to my teeth.

  • hoboshm Posted: 04/12/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Fabulous! I subbed butter-pecan pancake syrup for corn syrup and loved the added flavor. Popped corn in a paper bag in microwave (my favorite way). No way this is 18 servings, tho--figure more on 5 or 6 at best. I could have eaten the entire recipe myself....

  • Zaykaam Posted: 05/26/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    This recipe was really easy and tasted AMAZING!!! I didn't have any Molasses so I just omitted it and didn't try replacing it with anything and it still turned out Amazing! Next time I think that I should make a double batch so that way, it might last longer than 1 hour in my house!!!

  • annslone Posted: 09/25/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    my caramel syrup was kind of gloppy, and it made distribution difficult. We had uneven coverage of the popcorn, but it was still very good. I agree that 45 minutes of baking time is sufficient

  • bellablue05 Posted: 12/10/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Great recipe. Awesome gift for the holidays!

  • jendat Posted: 12/11/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Love this recipe. When I was growing up my mother made caramel corn for all the neighbors at Christmas time. Her recipe calls for a whopping two cups of butter!!!! I have since carried on the tradition with this recipe, and make this each year for my children's teachers. I think it tastes even better than my mother's version! I get rave reviews every year and am often asked for the recipe. Big hit!

  • runningnrs Posted: 11/22/11
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    I love this recipe and have been using it for the past 3 years, Everyone raves about it! I add peanuts and this time around I added some chocolate. I do add more popcorn then recommended. It's messy but I Highly recommend this recipe! I even make a big batches and package it in little bags with ribbon and give it as gifts!

  • shannondiane Posted: 12/11/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Don't use blackstrap molasses. It's too strong. It's still very good but a very strong molasses flavor. I have made before with grandmas original molasses and it was 5 star.

  • whitneymaiola Posted: 10/09/13
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    It is really good, but how is this 18 servings? It's like 1 bag of pop corn. Added peanuts ;)

advertisement

More From Cooking Light