Soft caramel popcorn is my very favorite kind of popcorn. Warm, buttery, gooey, gooey soft caramel popcorn. mmmmmm. This recipe comes from my Grandma Doxey, who was such an amazing cook, we have many recipes of hers on our website. In the evenings when we were vistiting she was famous for pulling out her stir-crazy and making giant batches of homemade popcorn. Sometimes with butter and salt, sometimes this soft caramel popcorn. I always went up to the kitchen and helped, I had this recipe memorized like the back of my hand by the time I was 12. She serve it up for us in wooden bowls! These are the best memories. For this reason we call some food “comfort food.”
homemade soft caramel popcorn
I like to make this homemade caramel popcorn with my stir-crazy also. If you haven’t invested in one of these gadgets it’s worth it! They are really inexpensive ($30 at Target or Walmart) and will change your movie nights for the rest of you life. For reals. Whenever we make popcorn for friends they go nuts.
You can opt to use a few bags of popcorn if you don’t have a stir-crazy or an air popper. For the rest of this soft caramel corn, you just throw everything in a pan, boil on med-high heat till it reaches the soft ball stage and pour over your already popped popcorn.
Doxey Caramel Popcorn
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup karo syrup
- 1 cube butter
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 bags popped popcorn, or you can use an air popper or stir crazy popcorn.
- boil brown sugar, karo syrup and butter too soft ball stage
- add sweetened condensed milk and stir.
- pour over popcorn.
Sometimes we love to add a little crunch salt to the top!