Salted caramel popcorn is the perfect holiday party recipe; it's portable, easy to make, and oh-so delicious. Join Katie Jacobs of Styling My Everyday, author of So Much To Celebrate: Entertaining The Ones You Love The Whole Year Through, as she walks us through the simple process. You'll only need 5 ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Homemade salted caramel popcorn has never been so easy.Here's the best part: it's actually a great make-ahead recipe because it can be prepared 3 days in advance if stored in an air-tight container. Gone are the days of stressing in the kitchen while your eager party guests arrive. Whether you're having a casual movie night, birthday celebration, or holiday extravaganza, salted caramel popcorn is the way to go. Tip: try serving the delicious treat in waffle cones; this makes the popcorn portable, personal, and fun!


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Recipe Summary

Makes 15 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Pour the popped popcorn into a large serving bowl. In a small saucepan melt together the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1 teaspoon of the salt over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring.

  • Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn, and toss the popcorn to coat it evenly. Pour the popcorn into the lined pan, sprinkle the remaining salt on top (1/2 to 1 teaspoon, depending on your personal taste preference), and place the pan in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.

  • Allow the popcorn to cool on a parchment paper-lined counter.