Soft & Chewy Caramel Corn

We love caramel corn in our house – in fact it is one of our holiday traditions. The Sunday after Thanksgiving we would make this delicious soft & chewy caramel corn recipe and watch It’s a Wonderful Life.

We also make this recipe when we take our yearly trip to Lake Powell. It’s easy to make and it’s very much more-ish –

Soft & Chewy Caramel Corn

5 bags movie microwave popcorn – deseeded

1 c Corn Syrup

1 c butter

2 c brown sugar

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Pop microwave popcorn and remove seeds. Pour deseeded popcorn into large container.


Cook Caramel

Mix first 4 ingredients together thoroughly. Stirring constantly bring mixture to a boil, and cook until candy forms into a soft ball when dropped in cold water. Add sweetened condensed milk. Continue to stir until once again candy forms into a soft ball when dropped in water.

I have learned that by adding the milk after the first boil it cooks faster – and less chance of scalding.

Pour caramel over popcorn and mix thoroughly. Enjoy!