Quick And Easy Homemade Caramel Corn

It seems like almost every Sunday evening we end up renting a movie and just resting. I thought caramel corn would be the perfect treat for our movie night, and boy was I right!

Most caramel corn recipes require that you bake it on low for about an hour, then cool, then serve. I don’t always plan that far ahead (especially on Sundays) so I came up with this very quick and easy method that anybody can make in a pinch for movie night. My little girl said, “Oh – this is my favoritest ever”! I agree with her and I’m certain you will too 🙂 Deeeelicious!

Quick And Easy Homemade Caramel Corn


  • 1/4 C unpopped popcorn
  • 1/4 C Earth Balance butter
  • 1/2 C coconut palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla gluten free
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 C peanuts optional
  • 1 brown paper bag
  • scotch tape


  1. Place the popcorn in a brown paper bag. Fold top over a few times and tape it.
  2. Place in microwave folded side up and microwave 2-3 minutes, or until there are 5 seconds between pops.
  3. Pour popcorn into a large mixing bowl throwing out any unpopped kernels. Set aside.
  4. Spray a medium-sized sauce pan and wooden spoon with cooking oil. Add the butter, sugar, and agave. Heat over medium-high heat stirring constantly until mixture reaches a boil and sugar is completely dissolved.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla, peanuts, salt, and baking soda.
  6. Spray 2 spoons with cooking oil and slowly pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn, using the spoons to stir and coat the popcorn.
  7. Carefully place popcorn back into paper bag (or a new one is fine). Fold the top over and tape. Microwave another 30 seconds.
  8. Spread caramel corn onto a lined baking sheet to cool.
this post is part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

Posted November 13, 2011 by Cassidy in Bars & Snacks, Desserts / 3 Comments


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3 responses to “Quick And Easy Homemade Caramel Corn

  1. Naomi

    I made this today and it was crazy good! I added peanuts and put in the oven for about 30 minutes~~I took some to my mom and dad and they loved it. Thank you so much for the idea & recipe

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