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Caramel popcorn, homemade caramel popcorn

Caramel popcorn can be made at home? Yes, with ingredients you have in your kitchen. Quick video, step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • ¼ cup corn kernels dried popping corn
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • First lets make basic popcorn. Heat oil in a pot enough to hold the popcorn.
  • Once hot, add the corn kernels and give it a stir. No need to keep stirring but just one time.
  • When it starts to pop, cover with a lid, with slightly opened for the steam to escape.
  • At one point of time, the popping will reduce. Give it a shake. If you don't see popping for a continuous 30 sec. Switch off the flame.
  • Now lets move on to make caramel popcorn.
  • Heat sugar in a heavy bottomed pan. Let it melt in medium heat. There will be golden hue as it melts.
  • Do not over mix as there is chance of crystallization. At the same time, don't let it burn (deep dark in colour). So keep the flame low or medium.
  • Once all the crystals melt and you have a liquid golden coloured syrup, add butter and salt. Mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and immediately add popcorn to it. Mix well to coat well in the heat itself.
  • Spread over a tray and let it cool for 5 mins.



Caramel is super hot and please never touch the hot caramel with bare hands. Work carefully. Use appropriate bit pots to avoid it ending up in your skin.
Do not skip salt as salt balances the bitterness that caramel naturally has.