Stovetop Old-Fashioned Caramel Popcorn

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recipe by Sophie H.

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    9mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    8
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    662
based on 1 ratings

Classic old-fashioned caramel popcorn. The key to making perfect stovetop popcorn is coconut oil. Because it has a high smoke point, your popcorn is less likely to burn. Be sure to keep shaking the pot of kernels when cooking and watch as the kernels magically begin to pop! The simple caramel sauce makes for a deliciously comforting and sweet snack.

recipe updated Jun 7, 2019

Ingredients

  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    60ml
  • Popcorn kernels icon
    Popcorn kernels
    86g
  • Salt icon
    Salt
    9g
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter
    230g
  • Light brown sugar icon
    Light brown sugar
    194g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    10ml
  • Baking soda icon
    Baking soda
    2g

Tools

  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Stove
  • kCook icon Dutch oven
  • kCook icon Baking sheet - 18 x 13"
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Get a clean Dutch oven
  2. Add coconut oil
  3. Cover
  4. Heat - medium-high heat
  5. Add popcorn kernels
  6. Set aside and cover
  7. Wait - 30 sec
  8. Return
  9. Cook - approx 2 min
  10. Shake continuously
  11. Remove lid
  12. Remove
  13. Season with salt
  14. Get a clean saucepan
  15. Add salted butter
  16. Melt - medium heat
  17. Add light brown sugar
  18. Stir until completely mixed
  19. Stir continuously until boiling
  20. Cook without stirring - 4 min, medium heat
  21. Add vanilla extract
  22. Stir
  23. Cook - 1 min
  24. Add baking soda
  25. Stir
  26. Pour caramel into popcorn
  27. Fold gently until covered
  28. Line a clean baking sheet with foil
  29. Transfer popcorn to baking sheet
  30. Let cool
  31. Serve
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