Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 24
Total Time: 75 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 60 min


Sweeten up your favorite movie snack! Air-popped corn is a healthy alternative to its oily counterpart. Adding some home-made caramel will satisfy that sweet tooth.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Calories per serving: 115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.1g 5%
Saturated Fat 2.0g 10%
Sodium 165mg 7%
Protein 1.0g 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 12 cups popcorn (cooked in a hot air popcorn popper)
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. salt

Step by Step:

  1. Prepare popcorn in a hot air popcorn popper, set aside.
  2. Bring sugar, corn syrup, and butter to a boil over medium heat. Cook for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Toss popped popcorn with sugar mixture and spread out on a baking pan coated with cooking spray and bake at 275 degrees for 50 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Break into small pieces and cool to room temperature.