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10 Minute Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave Recipe

10 Minute Caramel Popcorn in the Microwave
Source: The Food Charlatan


  • 4 quarts of popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4 quarts popcorn


  • Add the popped popcorn to a large paper grocery sack that hasn't been used (make sure it's clean).
  • Grease a baking sheet with plenty of nonstick spray.
  • In a 3 quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, salt, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring frequently.
  • When the mixture is at a rolling boil, set a timer for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. It's going to bubble and foam up, be ready!
  • Add the vanilla and stir.
  • Immediately pour the caramel over the popcorn in the bag. It's nice if you have someone around to help you hold the bag open, but I managed it on my own. Stir the caramel in with the popcorn a little bit.
  • Fold the bag down several times. Place the bag in the microwave and microwave for 1 minute on high heat.
  • Take it out and shake the heck out of it! Keep the top folded obviously.
  • Put it back in (top folded) and microwave for 1 more minute.
  • Shake it like a polaroid.
  • Pour the popcorn out onto the prepared baking sheet, breaking up any chunks.
  • Let cool for a couple minutes, then stuff your face! 


A recipe from The Food Charlatan

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