Easy Homemade Oven Baked Caramel Corn Recipe - a delicious, sweet, and crunchy snack. Great for kids or even for a party! This would also be an amazing gift idea. Sooo much better than the store-bought stuff!

Oven Baked Caramel Corn

Sweet and delicious homemade oven baked caramel corn is easy to make, crunchy, and sweet. Perfect cold weather treat or delicious gift idea.
Course Snack
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12
Author The Gracious Wife


  • 6-7 quarts white popped popcorn 24-28 cups
  • 1 cup margarine
  • 2 cups brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • In a medium saucepan, melt margarine. Add sugar and corn syrup.
  • Stir and bring mixture to a boil. Let boil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir until fully combined.
  • Lay popcorn out on two cookie sheets. (Half on one and half on the other. You can use one for all of it, but I find I have an easier time stirring if I use two.)
  • Pour caramel mixture over popcorn. Stir to cover the popcorn.
  • Bake in a 200┬░ oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Cool on foil or wax wax paper.