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How to Make Caramel Corn in the Oven

Skip the store—you can make a big batch of classic caramel corn at home. All you need is a handful of pantry ingredients and your oven.
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Sweet, salty and crunchy, caramel corn is the ultimate snack, and now you can make it easily at home! You only need a handful of ingredients that are probably already in your pantry. Here’s how to make it in a few simple steps.

What you’ll need:

  • Ingredients for Oven Caramel Corn
  • 2 13x9-inch baking pans
  • 3-quart saucepan
  • Mixing spoon

How to: 

1.  First, heat your oven to 200°F and divide popped popcorn and walnuts evenly between 2 ungreased 13x9-inch baking pans.

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2.  Next, heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat.

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3.  Stirring occasionally, heat the caramel mixture until it’s bubbly around the edges. Cook for 5 minutes and then remove the pan from the heat.

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4.  Stir in the baking soda and then pour the mixture over the popcorn and nuts in the pans.

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5.  Stir until the popcorn and nuts are well-coated, and then pop the pans in the oven to bake for an hour, being sure to stir every 15 minutes.

Expert tips:

  • Want to make cleanup even easier? Line the baking pans with heavy-duty aluminum foil before adding the popcorn and nuts.
  • Don’t like walnuts? You can use pecan halves or unblanched whole almonds in this recipe, too!
  • This recipe makes a great gift around the holidays.



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