Salted Caramel Popcorn

When salted caramel was introduced in the late 1980’s and became a popular food choice, more than one company tried to have their own take on it. Some companies were successful, others were not…

Salted caramel popcorn is a popular snack. It’s made with salted caramel and butter, and it tastes amazing! Gordon Ramsay has a recipe for this type of popcorn that he calls “Salted Caramel Popcorn”.

In order to make this caramel popcorn recipe, first gather all of the necessary ingredients.

Something about salted caramel makes me feel weak in the knees. After all, who doesn’t like a sweet, creamy caramel with a tinge of salt? The salt amplifies the taste by a factor of a thousand. My tastebuds perform a little dance like this every time I eat salted caramel.

So, when I was thinking about all the things I could salted caramelize, popcorn was the first thing that sprang to mind. It’s beautiful in every way. This salted caramel popcorn turns nearly creamy after baked, unlike popcorn straight from the microwave (or air popper). The caramel crisps up rather than adhering to your teeth as regular hard candy does. It’s as if the oven gods performed a magic trick and voila! Popcorn with a hint of salt and caramel.


To create salted caramel popcorn, follow these instructions.

It takes a little elbow grease to make this salted caramel popcorn, but it’s definitely worth it. The following are the fundamental procedures to make homemade caramel corn (with a twist!):

Pop the popcorn – For this recipe, you may use either ordinary stovetop popcorn or microwaveable popcorn. If you use store-bought microwavable popcorn, make sure it’s flavored neutrally. You don’t want any tastes to overpower the salted caramel delight you’re about to create.

To make the salted caramel coating, in a saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt and cook, stirring periodically, over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook for a few minutes before removing it from the heat and adding the baking soda. It’s a positive indication if the mixture starts to bubble.

Combine and bake – Combine the heated caramel and popcorn in a mixing bowl (I stir it together in stages to make the process easier). Then, put the salted caramel popcorn onto a baking sheet and bake for slightly under an hour at a low temperature. To prevent the popcorn from clumping up or cooking unevenly, stir it every 15 minutes.

Allow to cool before eating – Do not consume this caramel popcorn straight away! You’ll burn the roof of your mouth if you do that. Allow the caramel corn to cool fully on the baking sheet before eating.


On a completely different issue, I’d want to express my gratitude to my mother. She has always been a strong supporter of my throughout my life. My appreciation for her support goes on and on, from complimenting my artwork as a kindergartener to reading my blog for all these years. My week was made by two recent comments:

Mom texted me at 8:25 p.m. on January 19, 2015: Do you bake your cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 375 degrees Fahrenheit? Did you notice in Real Simple that Anna Kendrick enjoys reading baking blogs? Broma, I’m sure she’s seen her!

Mom’s email, dated January 19, 2015, at 9:01 p.m.: I’m sure someone from Nabisco has already seen your Oreo Donuts post and spread the news!

Thank you, Mum, for thinking that my site is a world-class blog that Anna Kendrick reads and that Nabisco promotes. One day, I pray it will be.

If you’re out there, Anna Kendrick… hi!


This Salted Caramel Popcorn from scratch just melts in your mouth! It’s dipped in a sweet and salty caramel sauce before being cooked to perfection.

  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to prepare: 50 minutes
  • 1 hour and 5 minutes total
  • 1 pound caramel corn yields 10 cups
  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to prepare: 50 minutes
  • 1 hour and 5 minutes total
  • 1 pound caramel corn yields 10 cups



  • Sarah wrote this article.
  • 15-minute prep time
  • Time to prepare: 50 minutes
  • 1 hour and 5 minutes total
  • 1 pound caramel corn yields 10 cups


  • 1 pound of butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar (light)
  • a quarter cup of corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt (kosher)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt + a smidgeon for decoration
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup popcorn (unpopped) (or 2 bags microwave popcorn)


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Silicon mats or parchment paper should be used to line two big baking sheets. Pop the popcorn according to the package guidelines. Half of the popcorn should be placed in a large mixing basin.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt in a medium saucepan and simmer, stirring periodically, over medium high heat. Allow 3 minutes for the mixture to boil, then remove from heat and immediately toss in the baking soda. When the caramel starts to bubble, you know you’re doing it correctly!
  3. Pour half of the caramel on top of the popcorn bowl. Fill the bowl with the remaining popcorn and drizzle with the remaining caramel. Using a wooden spoon or a silicon spatula, stir until the caramel is uniformly coated on the popcorn. Place the popcorn on the prepared baking sheets, spreading it out to the borders. 12 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F and bake for 50 minutes, stirring the popcorn every 10-15 minutes. Before serving, it to cool in the pan!

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Granola Bars with Almond Joy

Tahini Chocolate Date Balls that don’t need to be baked

Muffins with blueberries and bananas that are gluten-free

Hummus made with beets

Dark Chocolate Bark for Fall Harvest

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Salted caramel popcorn is a type of popcorn that has been made with salted butter and sugar. It is commonly sold in Tesco stores. Reference: salted caramel popcorn tesco.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does Gordon Ramsay make salted caramel popcorn?

A: The process of making salted caramel popcorn is actually a slightly complicated one, with many steps. One such step involves pouring sugar into the bottom of an iron pan and adding water to heat it up until it melts. Once melted, the sugar will foam and become very dark in color as some impurities burn off. This is followed by adding butter or margarine (whichever you prefer) to make a caramel-like mixture that simmers for about 10 minutes over low-medium heat. Then all this liquid caramel needs to be stirred regularly while cooking so that all parts stay evenly coated with the brown goo. Afterward, sea salt can be sprinkled on top before finally being poured onto wax paper or parchment paper sheets so they can cool down without getting too hot/sticky.)

What is caramelized popcorn called?

A: It is called toasted popcorn.

How do you make caramel popcorn crispy again?

A: This can be done by placing the popcorn in a bowl, adding some sugar and cooking it on high heat until its brown.

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