The Best Caramel Popcorn Ever!

Easy Caramel Popcorn | Homan at Home

This is one recipe I’ve been waiting a while to share. A roommate taught me the secret to amazing homemade caramel popcorn years ago – but it’s too dangerous. Whenever I make this, I end up with sticky fingers, an empty bowl, and a blurred memory of  happy tastebuds. My husband has this problem too, so we made a deal. Amazing sweet-and-salty caramel popcorn only makes an appearance at our house twice a year now – during the April and October sessions of LDS General Conference. I missed taking a picture in April since we were moving, but last weekend, I was ready

Easy Caramel Popcorn | Homan at Home

Isn’t it gloriously gooey? I just love that. 

For those with more self-control, this recipe works great as a movie night snack. Back when I lived with roommates, we frequently made a couple bowls, invited tons of friends, paired the popcorn with apple cider (this recipe‘s great if you like your cider homemade) and put on a fun film. Instant party!

Caramel Popcorn
Yields 1
Three ingredients and five minutes give you the perfect sweet and salty snack!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  3. 1 cup mini-marshmallows
  4. 1 bag microwave popcorn
  1. Pop popcorn following instructions on the bag.
  2. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add brown sugar and marshmallows to butter and stir until completely dissolved to create caramel sauce.
  4. Pour caramel over popcorn and stir to make sure all popcorn is coated.
Adapted from Christina Torres
Adapted from Christina Torres
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So simple and easy. Did I mention the gifting possibilities? Caramel popcorn makes a great holiday gift. We put it into cute baggies, then add a topper like this or this. It’s a super simple homemade gift that’s somewhat unique amid all the candy cane cookies and fudge (not that we don’t like candy cane cookies and fudge. We really, really do. Check out this awesome two-ingredient fudge here and see how much we like it 😉 ).

Easy Caramel Popcorn | Homan at Home

I linked up at Lil Luna! Check out the link party for great seasonal ideas!


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Hi! I’m Diane, mom of two and wife to a pretty great guy. I love to cook and craft. I’m so excited to share my projects with you!

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