Sugar and spice and everything nice are the key ingredients for this popcorn recipe. Mix butter, sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, and red food coloring in a saucepan until boiling, then add to the popcorn and stir to coat. It's just like the yummy snack you'd gladly wait in line for, but better.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Place popcorn in a large bowl. Melt butter in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon, food coloring, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Raise heat; bring to a boil (do not stir). Cook until syrup reaches 245 degrees to 250 degrees (firm-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, 2 to 4 minutes. Add caramel to popcorn; stir to coat.

  • Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until crisp, about 45 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven, and immediately sprinkle with remaining salt. Let cool, then break into clusters.

Cook's Notes

Caramel corn can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Reviews (2)

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Rating: 5 stars
It was perfect. I will be saving this recipe. If your heat is too high it will start to burn and be bitter.
Rating: Unrated
I tried making the recipe but it tasted very bitter. I'm not sure it was from the cinnamon or food coloring but will not try again.