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Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn

This Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn is quick, easy and fun to make...you make it in a paper bag! It's the perfect snack. It's sweet, salty and crunchy.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Salted Caramel Popcorn
Servings: 16
Calories: 157kcal
Author: Brittany


  • 1 c popcorn kernels
  • ½ c butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • ¼ c corn syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Place popcorn kernels in large paper grocery bag.
  • Microwave on high for about 4 minutes (microwave times may vary). Set aside.
  • Place butter, sugar and corn syrup in a microwave-safe measuring cup or bowl.
  • Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring every minute, until butter is melted and mixture is bubbly.
  • Add baking soda, vanilla and kosher salt. Stir until foamy.
  • Pour caramel mixture over popped popcorn in bag.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Microwave for 1 minute.
  • Remove from microwave and eat up!


Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg