Dessert | July 20, 2017

Soft Caramel Popcorn

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.”
caramel popcorn in a white bowl with a wooden serving spoon

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.
caramel popcorn in a white bowl with a wooden serving spoon
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.

A side shot of caramel popcorn in a white bowl with a wooden serving spoon

5 from 1 vote
Doxey Caramel Popcorn
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
This warm, soft caramel popcorn will be the hit of of any party, movie night or gathering you have! It's not too sweet or too salty, easy and fast to make!
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: soft caramel, sweet popcorn
Servings: 18 servings
Calories: 149 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 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.
  1. boil brown sugar, karo syrup and butter too soft ball stage
  2. add sweetened condensed milk and stir.
  3. pour over popcorn.
Nutrition Facts
Doxey Caramel Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 55mg2%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Sugar 26g29%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Sometimes we love to add a little crunch salt to the top!
A hand sprinkling salt on Soft Caramel Popcorn



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