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Serious Caramel Corn

What you need: 

6 cups popped popcorn
chopped pecans or almonds, to taste (optional)
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup or agave nectar
6 tablespoons vegan margarine buttery sticks (not spread)
2 tablespoons soy creamer
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popcorn and nuts in a big mixing bowl
2. Combine brown sugar and corn syrup over medium heat in a small sauce pan. Heat the sugar mixture until it comes to a boil.
3. Add in margarine, soy creamer, and salt. Reheat, stirring frequently, until smooth and runny again.
4. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda
5. Toss with popcorn and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so.
Source of recipe: This was my mothers and I modified it to make it vegan

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 
30 minutes
Recipe Category: 


I combined a couple recipes. I started with 6 tbsp brown rice syrup, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp ginger and cinnamon. Then added  cashew cream, more coconut oil, salt vanilla and baking soda, a tsp Stevia , and molasses  for the brown sugar.  And 1 cup each of walnuts and almonds, and 7 cups of popcorn. My fingers were deliciously  lickable!  Waiting for the final product.


Very yummy sauce =) I halfed it =) Its in the oven right now. But I know this might be a stupid question but is the popcorn supposed to already be popped when you put it in the oven with the sauce? because thats how I did it. Anywho great caramel corn recipe =) love it :)>>>


Hi Lexy,

The baking soda is to foam up the caramel so it can evenly coat all the popcorn.  It's my families secret to well carameled corn and it's a pretty small amount so you shouldn't taste it.


i'm definitely going to try this, but, out of curiosity... what is the baking soda for?  i find it can add a kind of after-taste to things.

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