Delicious Caramel Corn

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Delicious Caramel Corn – this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don’t feel like sharing!).

We LOVE Caramel corn around around here. This caramel corn recipe is super yummy. This is the perfect party food, everyone always enjoys!

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

This is my mom’s recipe, and it is dangerously delicious!

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

It starts with melting a lot of butter and karo syrup…

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

… and then lots of sugar….

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

… melted together…

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

… until perfection…

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

… then mixed with popcorn…

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

… and lots of candies!

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

Delicious Caramel Corn

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) margarine/butter
  • 1/2 c light karo syrup
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 bags of “homestyle” popcorn

Directions:

1. On Medium heat melt butter and karo syrup.
2. Slowly stir in sugar until dissolved .
3. Stir continually for about 10 minutes until nice and bubbly. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
4. Pour over popcorn in large bowl. Then lay on wax paper to cool.
5. Spread with m&m’s.

Delicious Caramel Corn - this recipe is super-easy and delicious, and the chocolate candies are the perfect addition. Perfect for parties (unless you don't feel like sharing!).

Enjoy!

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Post originally published May 31, 2011; republished with new images February 6, 2016. Below is an original photo from the original publish date.

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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Comments

  1. Dani Marie posted on May 31, 2011 at 6:42 am (#
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    this looks DELICIOUS ~ I look forward to making it : ) thanks for sharing! And, your little girl is ADORABLE!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm (#
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      Oh it is! So addicting! You’ll have to let me know how you like it.

  2. Lindsay @ Delighted Momma posted on May 31, 2011 at 7:05 am (#
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    What a fun little snack!! Looks delicious. I could eat popcorn anytime…day or night..! Adorable pictures of your little munchkin at the end

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm (#
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      Thanks Lindsay! Oh me too! I LOVE popcorn! Especially the kind from the movie theater. ;)

  3. Lizy B posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:07 am (#
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    You know how there are certain things you just can’t make because you know you will eat all of it and will have to blame someone else for eating it…..I think this might be one of them. (trying not to lick the screen)

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:31 pm (#
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      haha! I totally know the feeling! I gave away 3 bags this morning because I knew I would eat it all if I didn’t.

  4. Leslie posted on May 31, 2011 at 8:23 am (#
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    omg how cute is she!!!!
    The popcorn looks fantastic!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm (#
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      Thanks Leslie! :)

  5. Kristen @ Getting More God posted on May 31, 2011 at 12:34 pm (#
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    That looks delicious! Such a cute dessert to have at a 4th of July cookout! And let’s be honest…isn’t everything that involves Karo just completely awesome!?

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm (#
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      haha completely agreed! Karo syrup is dangerous!

  6. rutheah posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm (#
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    YUM! in the recipe when you say cube of butter…what does that mean? just like a whole stick?

    i’m pregnant, so excuse the stupid question. :)

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on May 31, 2011 at 5:34 pm (#
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      haha no worries. Sorry, just updated the post. And yes It’s the whole stick of butta!! I used margarine though. Either should work great.

  7. Dorangela posted on May 31, 2011 at 7:17 pm (#
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    Yum is right! I’m glad you’re so far away or I would be hitting you up for some caramel popcorn right now!

  8. Sheryl posted on May 31, 2011 at 11:16 pm (#
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    I LOVE Caramel Corn! The addition of the patriotic candy looks so festive! I think I have all the ingredients….I may have to go make some for a late night snack. HA! :)

  9. Trisha Miller posted on May 31, 2011 at 11:44 pm (#
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    I love it!!! I knew we’d get along good the moment I met you! LOL! I have a small tute planned for a similar popcorn but with white chocolate and sprinkles…yummmmm…I will have to try this one out though!

  10. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING posted on June 1, 2011 at 1:57 pm (#
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    This is beautiful! We’d love for you to come link up at THIS WEEK’S CRAVINGS “Summer BBQ Dishes”. Please come on over and share this wonderful recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/05/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-31.html

  11. Randi posted on June 2, 2011 at 6:16 am (#
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    This recipe is amazing! My daughter is having an end of the school year slumber party so I made some up last night. I ended up making 3 batches! :) 2 for her and her friends and 1 for me to take on a road trip with my friends this weekend! It was so quick and easy. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Cheri posted on June 4, 2011 at 1:41 pm (#
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    What a easy recipe. I have made the kind that you have to put in the oven and keep turning it. What a pain that is so haven’t made that to often. This is so much easier. I can’t wait to try it..Looks so yummy!! By the way. Do you use popcorn that you pop in the microwave and with the butter? Thanks for sharing…

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm (#
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      Yes it’s super easy… you just have to stir it for about 10 min which is kind of a pain (but definitely worth it). I used the microwave popcorn “homestyle” it’s not to buttery.

  13. Stacy posted on June 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm (#
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    YUM!!!! I LOVE caramel popcorn. I’ll have to try this one :)

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm (#
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      I know me too! It’s so addicting though, man!

  14. Vivienne @ The V Spot posted on June 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm (#
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    Yum!

  15. Amy @ Positively Splendid posted on June 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm (#
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    Yummers! Wish I had some right this moment! ;)

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:04 pm (#
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      haha I know me too! sad it’s all gone.

  16. Jen posted on June 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm (#
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    Oh my gosh, I could eat her up! So adorable! Oh, and the caramel corn looks delish too! ;)
    Jen

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm (#
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      hehe thanks! :)

  17. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on June 6, 2011 at 7:00 pm (#
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    Popcorn is one of my most favorite snacks, and M&Ms are my favorite commercial candy. The two together? Heavenly! Might just have to whip up a batch for the girls’ sleepover tonight!

    Jenn

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm (#
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      haha I know I love M&M’s especially the peanut butter kind. Whip it up, it doesn’t take long! :)

  18. linda @ craftaholics anonymous posted on June 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm (#
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    Yummers!! :D
    thumbs up babe!
    happy crafting,
    Linda

  19. Holly L posted on June 7, 2011 at 12:53 am (#
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    How festive…but nothing is as festive as your sweet girlie!

    • I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes posted on June 7, 2011 at 7:01 pm (#
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      Thanks! haha yes that was her forth “festive” outfit of the day! haha

  20. val posted on June 9, 2011 at 10:19 am (#
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    Looks truly incredible.

  21. ashley posted on June 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm (#
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    this is really so cute!! and it does look dangerously delicious : )
    you always have the cutest things!!
    xoxo
    ash

    • Jamielyn posted on June 13, 2011 at 4:55 pm (#
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      Thanks Ashley!! It’s definitely dangerous to keep around! Good idea to bring it to a party. ;)

  22. Courtney posted on February 22, 2016 at 6:52 pm (#
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    is this supposed to be crunchy/hardened carmel corn or chewy? I made it and it tastes delicious but set and hardened really fast. I wasn’t sure if that was how it was supposed to be or if I cooked the mixture too long? It started bubbling fast and I just kept stirring it for 10 min. 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm (#
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      I think you got it to the hardball stage. My total cooking time was about 10 minutes.