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Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

This Salted Caramel Popcorn is the perfect combination of salty and sweet!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert popcorn, popcorn, soft caramel popcorn, sweet popcorn
Servings: 12
Calories: 334kcal


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Saucepan


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels unpopped
  • salt, to taste
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 cups light brown sugar
  • cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Pop popcorn and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a saucepan combine salt, butter, brown sugar. Continue stirring until it comes to a full boil and whisk continually for 5-10 minutes, until mixture hits soft-ball stage (put a few drops in a glass of icy water until the drops form a soft ball).
  • Remove mixture from heat and mix in vanilla extract and baking soda. Continue stirring as the mixture goes puffy.
  • Drizzle caramel over popcorn and lightly stir until evenly coated.
  • Let cool before serving.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg