Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Learn how to make caramel popcorn with Katie Jacobs, author of So Much To Celebrate.

15 servings

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!

Salted Caramel Popcorn
Southern Living


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels, popped

  • 1 cup salted butter

  • 1 cup light brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt, divided


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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


So Much To Celebrate: Entertaining the Ones You Love the Whole Year Through (2018; Thomas Nelson)

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