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.

a bowl of caramel popcorn made with Karo syrup

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

Make a simple caramel coating on the stovetop. Toss coating over popcorn and nuts (if using). Bake, then enjoy it!

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a bowl of caramel popcorn made with Karo syrup

Easy Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn

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


  • 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large shallow roasting pan combine popcorn and nuts. Place in 250* F. oven while preparing glaze. In heavy 2 quart saucepan stir sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt. 
  • Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Without stirring, boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and baking soda; pour over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat. Bake in 250* F. oven, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Cool; break apart and store tightly covered. 4 quarts.


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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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.

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