Easy Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn

This easy Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn recipe came from a fellow viewer that had almost given up hope on finding this recipe. Thanks to Jennifer we all can make easy Caramel corn.

Karo syrup caramel popcorn in a glass

Caramel popcorn can be tricky to make, but you can use this super easy method. Corn syrup makes this recipe easier because you don’t have to make the caramel sauce which involves a lot of time and a candy thermometer. So you can enjoy caramel popcorn with ease.

Do you want an extra crunch in your caramel corn? It’s simple to do. Just add in mixed nuts.

Recipe Ingredients

This is what you need to make Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn:

  • Popcorn
  • Mixed Nuts (optional)
  • Brown Sugar
  • Karo Syrup
  • Margarine (or butter)
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Soda
Karo syrup caramel popcorn ingredients

How to Make Caramel Popcorn with Corn Syrup

All you have to do is make a simple caramel coating on the stovetop, toss coating over popcorn, bake, and then enjoy it!

Here are the recipe steps:

  1. Combine popcorn and nuts in a large shallow roasting pan.
  2. Place popcorn in the oven to warm at 250 degrees.
  3. Place brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.
    Karo syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a pan
  4. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat.
  5. Without stirring, boil for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  7. Pour caramel over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat.
  8. Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  9. Cool and break apart.
  10. Store tightly covered.
a bowl of Karo syrup caramel popcorn

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Karo syrup caramel popcorn in a glass

Easy Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn

This caramel popcorn recipe came from Karo, the corn syrup company. We have been making it for years.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn
Servings: 24
Calories: 653kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 quarts popcorn popped
  • 3 cup unsalted mixed nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  • In a large shallow roasting pan combine popcorn and nuts. Place in a 250 degree oven while preparing glaze. 
  • In a heavy 2-quart saucepan, add sugar, corn syrup, margarine, and salt.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat.
  • Without stirring, boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  • Pour caramel over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool, break apart, and store tightly covered.

Nutrition

Calories: 653kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 4.5mg
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About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Christine

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe, Stephanie! The only thing I did differently was, I put the Popcorn in a very large bowl and poured the glaze in, mixed together until coated, then put it in the baking pan. It came out perfectly!!

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