Baked Caramel Corn


prep 0:30       total 2:00


6 quarts



1 cup margarine
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 gal. popped popcorn
Vanilla extract


Make popcorn and put in a large roasting pan. Set aside. Melt margarine in pan. Stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil stirring constantly. Boil without stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over corn mixing well. Bake at 250°F for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool, break apart and store in tightly covered containers.

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3 Recipe Reviews


usaannie reviewed Baked Caramel Corn on October 24, 2004

This recipe is the greatest. I have even made it using Chex Mix, Cheerios, Pretzels, nuts, etc. It is a wonderful gift giving traditions at Christmas.


janicemay59 reviewed Baked Caramel Corn on February 11, 2009

Good job Bob! I have the exact recipe and everyone loves it! Great with M&M's mixed in or peanuts. One teaspoon of vanilla.


punky1961 reviewed Baked Caramel Corn on September 11, 2009

I didnt make it but it sounds great.