Soft Homemade Caramel Corn

Soft Homemade Caramel Corn


Soft Homemade Caramel Corn

Looking for a sweet and tasty treat to nibble on? This soft homemade caramel corn is just the snack- soft, chewy and full of the caramel flavor you love.  It is also easier to make than you might think and the caramel can be poured over stove or air popped as well as microwave popcorn (although I am a die hard stove popper so I recommend that). However, This air popper is awesome too for quick popping and easy clean up afterwards. This Soft Homemade Caramel Corn is ideal for a homemade Christmas gift! Yummy and delicious! Be sure to make it right before you leave so it will arrive fresh, delicious, and ready to eat!

If you love this recipe, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where you’ll find great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!

Ingredients for Soft Homemade Caramel Corn:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1 stick butter

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

12 cups popped corn


Directions for Soft Homemade Caramel Corn:

Remove all kernels from popped corn and set it aside.

homemade caramel corn pop

Place butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until melted, bring to a boil.

caramel corn stove

Reduce heat to medium, stir in condensed milk.

Continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, quickly pour over popcorn.

Stir well to coat completely. (a wooden spoon that has been well oiled works great)

caramel corn stir

Allow to cool to touch, serve, and enjoy.  If you plan to give this as a gift, be sure to make it right before you are ready to leave, so it arrives warm and fresh! Your gift recipient will want to enjoy it right away! 🙂

If you love this gift idea, be sure to check out our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts series, where you’ll find other great inexpensive DIY Homemade Gifts!




Comments {11}

{11} Comments

  • 12.22.14 denise low

    I love caramel corn. That is our night time snack

  • 12.27.14 Carol Trautwein

    I love to make caramel popcorn balls to hang on our Xmas tree but they never taste fresh for long. Thanks for the tip to wait to mix it together just before you eat it.

  • 12.29.14 Deborah D

    My mom used to make this when i was little. I loved it! I have to make this now.

  • 01.01.15 Brigid OHara Koshko

    This looks so delicious and yet so easy! A great recipe to try with my kiddos. May have to double the recipe because I am sure it won’t last long.

  • 01.04.15 David Bill

    This made my mouth water. I’ve always wanted to know how to make toffee popcorn or caramel popcorm – yum.

  • 01.06.15 laura rubenstein

    Oh wow this looks amazing!! and so easy to make!

  • 01.06.15 anna

    This looks so good. I will have to make it as party food for my next party.

  • 01.08.15 Eva-Maria Virnas

    Wow, it’s something for me. Looks easy. Or not very hard at least 🙂
    It’s great to present someone box with some movies and lots of popcorn around the DVDs. But am not sure I could do it with caramel corn 😀 Anyway…I definitely am gonna use this recipe for myself and family.

  • 01.09.15 Linda Manns Linneman

    I love caramel corn and I know homemade would be alot better than the box. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe

  • 01.11.15 Dawn rader

    To be honest I have thought about trying to make this before, just wasn’t sure how to go about it! thanks!

  • 02.15.15 barbara langley

    2love caramel popcorn. Thank you for the recipe.