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Popcorn in Caramel Sauce

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  • Author: Maureen Haddock
  • Total Time: 5-12 minutes


This crisp delicious popcorn treat is created, in minutes, in a microwave oven. I use the eight-cup measuring-bowl to measure the popcorn. I cook the sauce in a large pyrex mixing bowl so I have room to stir the sauce over the popcorn. I try to have a jar of this on the sideboard at most family gatherings.


Units Scale
  • 8 cups of popped corn
  • 1/3 cup of butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup of Roger’s Golden Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda


Step One:

Mix the melted butter, brown sugar, and syrup in a large bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking time. (Slower microwaves might require 5 minutes) When using my microwave oven, I stir at 2, 3, and 4 minutes, then remove sauce from the microwave oven.

Step Two:

Add vanilla extract and baking soda to the sauce and stir well.

Add 8 cups of popped corn to the sauce and return the bowl to microwave oven. Cook the mixture for 1½ to 2 minutes, stirring half way through. (Slower microwaves might require 3 minutes) I stir at 30 seconds, at 1 minute, and again at 1½ minutes of cooking, then I remove the caramel popcorn from the microwave oven.

Over cooking results in blackening! Experiment with your cooking times.

Once cooked, spread the caramel popcorn onto a waxed paper or Silpat lined cookie sheet, to cool. When cool and dry, break caramel corn apart and store in a tin or glass jar to keep it crisp and crunchy! Serve popcorn to guests in parchment bags.


  • Prep Time: 4-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Category: Treats
  • Method: Microwave, Oven

2 Responses

  1. Maureen, I am a cousin to Larry Kozar from California. They just introduced me to your blog and am very happy to join your interesting life. Looking forward to seeing all your creations.

  2. Maureen, It was great to meet you and your family last week. Syrup home safely and first batch made. It did not last long!! All the very best to you all.

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