Best Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Inspired By Kitchen Divas

It’s sweet, it’s salty, it’s soft, and it’s crunchy. And if you ask us, it’s the way popcorn is meant to be eaten. Arguably the best homemade caramel popcorn recipe you’ll ever try, it melds together brown sugar, corn syrup and vanilla extract as the ultimate trifecta for that ooey, gooey caramel coating.

This combination truly compliments the popcorn greatly by aiding in its incredible taste and still proving to be edible at the same time. As described by the folks at Kitchen Divas , “it has just the right amount of caramel on every kernel without being too sticky or so hard you worry about breaking a tooth!”

Don’t just take their word for it, see what other people are saying about this popcorn treat:

I have been making this caramel corn for years. My daughter calls it “Grandpas crackcorn”. It is very addictive. I also add about a cup of pecans to it.

Dennis McGovern

Oh my goodness this was AMAZING!! best recipe I’ve ever tried. Turned out perfectly and between the kids, my husband, and I – it was gone in one sitting! Perfect amount. It felt like I was eating popcorn from a fancy popcorn store ! 🙂

Best Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Inspired By Kitchen Divas
Yield: 8 servings

Best Homemade Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Photo: Shutterstock


  • popped popcorn
  • brown sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • clear corn syrup
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • baking soda

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