Caramel Corn Recipe - Easy and Quick with no baking. The buttery flavor in this is dynamite!

Easy Chewy Caramel Corn Recipe

It only takes a handful of ingredients to make this easy caramel corn recipe. This quick snack makes the best sweet treat!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword easy snack for parties, homemade caramel corn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 463kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 8 cups Popped Popcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste (We like to use kosher salt.)


  • Make plain popcorn by following THIS RECIPE or using store bought, and place in large mixing bowl.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add brown sugar and salt and stir until mixed.
  • Bring the butter and sugar mixture up to a boil, stirring consistently.
  • When it begins to boil, stop stirring and allow it to cook for 5 minutes, but after 4 minutes add vanilla and stir to mix.
  • Continue to boil for one more minute and then add the baking soda, stir until mixed in.
  • Grab the bowl of popcorn and drizzle the caramel sauce over the top. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently stir until all the popcorn is covered with the sauce.
  • Pour the popcorn out and spread out onto a flat surface to allow cooling. (i.e cookie sheet, wax paper, etc.)


Serving: 1serving (about 1/2 cup) | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 290mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2.6mg