Jon's Carmel Corn

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 395 kcal


  • Non Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 quarts Popped Popcorn
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Karo Light Corn Cyrup
  • ½ cup Salted Butter (1 Stick)
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda


  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray, then fill with popcorn.
  • Place in the preheated oven while preparing caramel.
  • Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, and salt together in a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat; stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  • Stop stirring, and boil mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in baking soda and vanilla until well combined.
  • Pour syrup over warmed popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
  • Return to the oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the oven and spread onto a large foil sheet greased with cooking spray.
  • Cool, then break apart and store in a tightly covered container.