How to Make Easy Caramel Corn with Karo Syrup
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Karo Syrup's Easy Caramel Popcorn

This caramel popcorn recipe came from Karo, the corn syrup company.  We have been making around the house for years.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Karo Syrup Caramel Popcorn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 653kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 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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