Salted Caramel Popcorn


Hello hungry peoples,

I am obsessed with salted caramel popcorn. I recently went to an outdoor cinema with the kids and made the mistake of buying a giant bag of salted caramel popcorn. The plan was we would share it but I discovered I have no self control and ate most of it. I woke up at 2 am thinking I was dying as my body rejected my ill treatment of it. I have now recovered somewhat and because I don’t learn from my mistakes I decided that I would try making my own. I was delighted to discover it is super dooper easy and much more delicious when it is not stale and sealed in a bag. I espouse the popcorn maker method. Come on people….you can buy them for $10 and they are worth every cent. Let’s get into it!

Salted Caramel Popcorn


Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Yield:  8 serves
Calories per serving: 316


  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Cooking Directions

  1. First we make the caramel. Combine 1 cup of butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp of vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Once everything has melted together add the tsp of baking soda. This makes the caramel bubble and a bit lighter so it coats the popcorn better.
  3. Cook the popcorn in batches. Combine into a large bowl and pour the caramel all over. It is delicious warm but very messy to eat. That’s it, you’re done!

p.s. The popcorn will keep for a couple days, if you are not me and don’t eat it all at once. Good luck with that!

Salted caramel popcorn

Difficulty: Easy peasy


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Gary Lum says:

    I love this but my GP has advised me to go low carb. I will live vicariously through you Karen, knowing you are making and enjoying this.

  2. Justin Higgins says:

    Karen often uses the word “obsessed” rather lightly but in this case it is more than warranted. I have seen her consume medically dangerous amounts of this stuff. Seeing her buy corn kernels is like seeing a heroin addict purchase a brand new set of teaspoons.

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