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soft caramel popcorn

Homemade Caramel Popcorn

Homemade Caramel Popcorn is a super easy to make treat. If you love soft caramel popcorn with nuts, check this out. Don't miss the secret ingredient too.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, popcorn
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Cool 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 7 cups


  • 7 cups popped popcorn
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • cup spanish peanuts
  • cup sweetened coconut flakes optional


  • Pop popcorn & set aside in large bowl.
  • In a large saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup & sweetened condensed milk.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil (all ingredients will combine & get thick) stirring slowly & constantly with spatula.
  • Reduce the heat to med/low & continue to boil & stir for 5 minutes.
  • Immediately remove from heat & pour over the popped popcorn.
  • Stir with a large silicone spatula to coat all of the popcorn.
  • Toss in the peanuts & optional coconut & continue to stir to incorporate.
  • Allow to cool before serving.

This is a softer caramel- will not become crunchy or hard when cooled!