Microwave Caramel Popcorn


Microwave caramel popcorn is delicious and so easy to make at home with this recipe. Store in an airtight container.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 4 quarts popped popcorn

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup butter or margarine

  • ¼ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  1. Place popped popcorn into a large brown paper bag.

  2. Combine brown sugar, margarine, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl or dish. Microwave for 3 minutes, then stir until well blended. Microwave for another 1 1/2 minutes.

  3. Remove brown sugar mixture from the microwave and stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn in the bag; fold the top edge of the bag once or twice to close, then shake to coat popcorn.

  4. Place the bag into the microwave and cook for 70 seconds. Shake the bag, flip over, and cook for 70 seconds more.

  5. Pour popcorn out onto waxed paper and let cool until coating is set, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 46mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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