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Microwave Nutty-Caramel Corn


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  • 1 cup golden brown sugar - (packed)
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 cups popped unflavored popcorn
  • 2 cups roasted unsalted peanuts or almonds


Servings 8


Step 1

In a large, glass, measuring cup, combine the sugar, syrup, salt, butter, and vanilla. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add the baking soda and stir well (mixture will foam).

Combine the popcorn and peanuts in a large brown paper bag. Pour the syrup into the bag and stir to coat. Turn the bag under to close and microwave on high for 1 minute.

Transfer the caramel corn mixture to a baking sheet lined with waxed paper to cool. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

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