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Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup

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This caramel popcorn recipe without corn syrup is easy to make and healthier than store bought. The caramel is made on the stovetop and the popcorn is baked in the oven.

caramel popcorn in a white bowl

Making caramel popcorn at home is so easy and better than store bought. Ditch the preservatives and make this caramel popcorn recipe without corn syrup with the family.

There’s no brown sugar or corn syrup in this recipe! This caramel sauce is sweetened with coconut sugar and pure honey.

This popcorn is perfect for family movie night or a quick snack.

caramel popcorn in a white bowl

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Homemade and healthier than store bought
  • Perfect for a family movie night
  • Great for a quick snack
caramel popcorn in a white bowl

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

caramel popcorn in a white bowl

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out popcorn, set aside.

2 – In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the coconut sugar, honey and salt.

3 – Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.

caramel popcorn ingredients

4 – Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Drizzle mixture over popcorn.

caramel popcorn on a baking sheet

5 – Bake for 45 minutes. Stir popcorn every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

caramel popcorn on a baking sheet

6 – Once cool, break up clumps and store in a zip top bag.

How do I store my homemade caramel popcorn?

Place the caramel popcorn in a resealable zip top bag, carefully squeezing out excess air. Store on the countertop for 2-3 weeks.

Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 180

Yield: 12 Servings

Caramel Popcorn Recipe Without Corn Syrup

caramel popcorn in a white bowl

This caramel popcorn recipe without corn syrup is easy to make and healthier than store bought. The caramel is made on the stovetop and the popcorn is baked in the oven.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups plain popcorn
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup pure honey
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 250°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out popcorn, set aside.

2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the coconut sugar, honey and salt.

3. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes on medium-low heat.

4. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Drizzle mixture over popcorn.

5. Bake for 45 minutes. Stir popcorn every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

6. Once cool, break up clumps and store in a zip top bag.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 25gProtein: 0g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Andrea Metlika

Friday 19th of March 2021

Wow! This caramel corn looks awesome! I've never cooked with coconut sugar but I am ready to try it!

simplylowcal

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Thanks, Andrea. I hope you enjoy it.

Megan Lehr

Friday 19th of March 2021

This homemade caramel popcorn was so simple and so delicious. Doesn't need to be a christmas treat any more!

simplylowcal

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Thanks, Megan! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Claudia Lamascolo

Friday 19th of March 2021

I can tell just by looking at this caramel corn it will be totally addicting for me! YUM!

simplylowcal

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Thanks, Claudia!

Aimee Mars

Friday 19th of March 2021

Every Friday night in our house is known as "family fun night," which just means it's movie night with pizza and dessert. This would be a great addition to our night and I know my kids would enjoy making it too.

simplylowcal

Sunday 21st of March 2021

Thanks, Aimee. I hope you and your family enjoy it. :)

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