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Caramel Popcorn

This gooey caramel popcorn is the best, with a super easy microwavable caramel coating, you won't be able to resist going back for more!

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins


  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn (5 quarts popped corn)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Meanwhile, pop corn. (Using a popcorn popper, or if you know how to do it on the stove top). Place in a giant bowl, or 2 large bowls. Set aside
  • In a medium sized microwave safe bowl, put butter, white sugar, brown sugar, condensed milk and corn syrup.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir. (6 minutes total).
  • When caramel is done microwaving, add vanilla and baking soda. Stir.
  • Pour about half of the caramel over one of the bowls of popcorn. Stir.
  • Add a little more popcorn then a little more caramel, while stirring, until everything is added.