Photo: Karry Hosford
18 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

This homemade caramel popcorn recipe is perfect for snacking on at home or giving away as gifts during the holiday season.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 250°.

Step 2

Coat a large jelly roll pan with cooking spray.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Spread popcorn mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Step 5

Remove from oven; stir to break up any large clumps. Cool 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Step 6

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Chef's Notes

Let the caramel popcorn cool completely before dividing it into holiday tins for giving.

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