Caramel corn

Pour caramel over crunchy popcorn to produce one of the most delicious treats. This one is not only for kids.


2 c sugar (brown sugar)
1⁄2 c syrup (light corn syrup)
1⁄2 lb butter
1 t salt
6 c popcorn (already popped)


In 2 1/2 quart saucepan combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, cream of tartar, and salt.

Bring to a boil, stirring, over med high heat. Stirring constantly, boil rapidly to hard ball stage, 260° F, for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda quickly but thoroughly, pour at once over popcorn in a lg roasting or baking pan. Stir gently until all kernels are coated.

Bake 200° F for 1 hr, stirring 2-3 times during baking.

Turn out at once on wax paper, spread apart and allow to cool completely.

Break apart, store in a tightly covered container.

2 batches
Cooking time
Preparation time
Total time
1 hour, 25 minutes