food: caramel popcorn

When I was young, we’d go to an outdoor shopping mall after church and there was a candy shop that made fresh caramel corn and the buttery sugar smell would waft over the whole shopping mall. Sometimes we would buy a box.

This recipe makes that kind of caramel corn. I think it’s slightly different than kettle corn, but I don’t know exactly how.


I made this recipe one time and was afraid of “boil for 4 minutes without stirring” in my stainless steel saucepan, so did not let it boil without stirring. This resulted in caramel with crystalized sugar chunks, which still tasted just fine but did not spread over the pop corn correctly. This time I let it boil away, and there is so much butter in the recipe that there’s no fear of burning and sticking to the pan.

Not a recipe for the calorie conscious, but great for putting that caramel smell all through your house and sitting down for movie night once in a while!

One thought on “food: caramel popcorn

  1. My grandmother taught me how to make caramel corn–so delicious. You make me want some now. The recipe I use doesn’t make a lot..enough to fill a cookie sheet but I usually do 2 makings at a time and add it to my turkey roaster heating in the oven as it calls for the final prep. Oh, yum. 😀 Mine usually coats the popcorn pretty decently. I have to make some tonight or buy some. See what you did… Thanks.. Really! Take care! – Amy 🙂

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