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Soft Caramel Popcorn #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen

Soft Caramel Popcorn Recipe


  • 3 bags microwave popcorn popped
  • ½ cup 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  • Pop popcorn according to directions. You are going to want to be sure to get ALL of the unpopped kernels out. I use a 2-bowl method. You’ll need 2 large bowls. Dump the popcorn into bowl #1. Give it a little shake and let the unpopped kernels fall to the bottom. Using your hands transfer the popcorn to bowl #2. This is best done in small batches. I usually complete one bag while the next bag is popping in the microwave.
  • In a large saucepan combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup until melted and comes to a boil.
  • Reduce to low/medium heat and add the sweetened condensed milk. Stir continuously for about 5 minutes. The longer you stir the firmer your caramel will be.
  • Pour caramel over the popcorn and stir until incorporated. You will feel like it is not working at first but keep at it and the caramel will coat the popcorn.
  • Some great add-ins would be nuts, M&Ms, pretzel pieces, or chocolate chips.