Delicious, Soft, Chewy Caramel Popcorn

January 19
National Popcorn Day!

Did you know there’s a National Popcorn Day?
To celebrate this little known “special day,” why not surprise your family {or friends} by making some of this yummy caramel popcorn on Saturday? Then snuggle up with them to snack and read a good book or maybe watch a sporting event or a movie, or anything else that brings happiness to your day.
If you like soft, creamy, chewy-gooey, caramel popcorn, then give this recipe a try.

Delicious, Soft, Chewy, Caramel Popcorn


Delicious, Soft, Chewy, Caramel Popcorn

Delicious, Soft, Chewy, Caramel Popcorn


  • 1-1/2 - 2 gallons popped popcorn {I usually use microwave popcorn ~ 2-3 bags.}
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Put popped popcorn in a very large bowl, remove hulls, and set aside.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar, Karo syrup, and sweetened condensed milk in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Cook to soft-ball stage over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Pour hot, cooked mixture over popcorn and mix until the popcorn is completely covered.



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7 Responses to Delicious, Soft, Chewy Caramel Popcorn

  1. Holly A. January 17, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Hi Lori,

    omg! that looks so delish! Must. Not. Drool. 🙂

    • Lori January 17, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Hi Holly ~ With a blog name like I Dream of Skinny, you better just be looking at the recipe and not making it. Haha. But if you do make it, take an extra long run! I popped on over to your site ~ it looks like you are on quite a journey. I’ll check back again soon.

  2. Maureen January 18, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    I had no idea there was a national popcorn day….but boy am I glad there is!! The perfect reason to try this yummy recipe!

    • Lori January 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

      I know. Isn’t that funny? I, too, was glad for a reason to make this popcorn recipe though. I hadn’t made it for quite a long time so it was a nice treat. My hubby loves it, too. I hope you like it. You’ve been posting some mighty tasty looking things on your site.

  3. *Cara* May 15, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t know you made chewy gooey caramel corn!! This is a great comfort food for relaxing at the cabin. 🙂

    • Lori May 15, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Come to McCall this summer and I’ll make some for all of us. 🙂 We can snack on it while we sail or while we’re lounging and watching a movie.


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