best caramel corn

Caramel Popcorn


The secret to a great caramel popcorn, is the thin crispy coating of caramel is baking soda and baking the popcorn to dry it out. This caramel corn, stays crispy for 2+ weeks.


Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

55 minutes


  • Popcorn
  • 3/4 cup popcorn

  • 100 ml vegetable oil

  • Caramel
  • 100 grams butter, unsalted

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup liquid glucose

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Cook popcorn to packet directions.
  • Caramel
  • Preheat oven to 100C./ 230F.
  • Place popcorn in a large bowl, big enough to hold all your popcorn.
    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
    Add sugar, liquid glucose and salt. Stir until just combined.
    When it starts to bubble, simmer for 4 minutes, do not stir.
  • Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and baking soda.
    Quickly pour caramel over popcorn, toss till caramel cools and starts to harden.
  • Spread popcorn on trays.
    Bake 60 minutes, toss every 10 minutes . Remove from oven, leave to cool. Break and eat.

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