Dad's Caramel Popcorn


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 qts. popped popcorn


  1. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes without stirring; remove from heat. Add baking soda and vanilla; mix well. Place popcorn in an extra-large bowl; pour mixture over popcorn, stirring to coat well. Spread popcorn on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir; bake for an additional 15 minutes. Cool; store in an airtight container.
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