Gooey Caramel Corn

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes


This caramel corn is everything that Gooey Caramel Corn should be. It is sweet, sticky, vanilla enhanced goodness that you’ll want a glass of milk with. This is perfect for a crowd because it makes a bunch.



  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 pound brown sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Large brown paper bag 1/2 to 2/3 fill with popped popcorn (5 to 6 quarts)


  1. Combine the corn syrup and the brown sugar in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add the butter and stir until melted. Add the sweetened condensed milk, stir to combine, and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once the mixture comes to a boil, remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  2. Remove unpopped kernels from the popcorn and place all of the popcorn in a large bowl. Pour the caramel over the popcorn and stir to combine well. Pour the caramel corn onto a piece or two of waxed paper on the counter to cool. It will be sticky but get less sticky as it cools.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 338
  • Sugar: 58.8g
  • Sodium: 25.5mg
  • Fat: 11.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 59.4g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 32mg

Keywords: Dessert, Kid favorite, Caramel Popcorn