Making homemade caramel corn is easy and quick and it’s a perfect fall treat! All you need is popcorn, butter and sugar to make a delicious snack.
My family is crazy about popcorn in general, but they adore caramel corn! Before I tried making it at home, I thought it’d be a huge chore to make but it turns out that it’s really very quick and easy to whip up a batch of homemade caramel corn in no time. It’s great for after school snacks and even football watching.
For parties, I’ll put the caramel corn out in bags so people can just grab one and go. It helps to corral it better for kids, too.
You start with 16 cups of plain popcorn. I used 1/2 cup of popcorn kernels in my air popper and got just under 16 cups and called it good.
Then you make your caramel mixture on the the stove. Once the caramel is ready to go, coat the popcorn in it by stirring it on. Bake the sheet in the oven for an hour. Someday I’m planning to play around with some other toppings like nuts and chocolate! The caramel corn will keep in an air tight container, although I’m not sure for how long because ours never lasts more than a day.
When the caramel is done cooking, break it apart. You’ll want to work quickly so it doesn’t all get stuck together in on big lump.