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Grandma's Caramel Corn

Grandma's Caramel Corn is a perfect homemade snack that will feed a crowd. The homemade, buttery caramel sauce makes this caramel corn recipe the best.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grandma's Caramel Corn, homemade caramel corn
Servings: 12
Calories: 2147kcal
Author: Barbara


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup light or dark will work
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 quarts popped popcorn


  • In a medium-size saucepan, melt butter and then add brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue to boil for 5 minutes, without stirring.
  • Remove from heat; add baking soda and vanilla.
  • Pour over popcorn and mix well.
  • Pour into a shallow pan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray (cookie sheet pan works great).
  • Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Let cool before eating.


Calories: 2147kcal | Carbohydrates: 416g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 1610mg | Fiber: 69g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 15mg