It’s soft and chewy, it’s ooey and gooey— it’s our family’s favorite caramel popcorn recipe.
I hope y’all aren’t tired of caramel recipes, because that seems to be my main fall craving this year. Peanut butter caramel cupcakes and homemade caramel sauce apparently weren’t enough, because all week I’ve been craving this soft caramel popcorn.
What could I do? I gave in, of course.
This recipe has been on my site for several years, but I thought I’d take the opportunity to pull it out of the archives and dust it off. It comes courtesy of my aunt Peggy, who got the recipe from her sister-in-law Jeanette. Peggy makes it every year during our family reunion and it’s something everyone in the family looks forward to.
She was generous enough to share the recipe with me, and it’s just too good to be kept a secret. It’s a no-fuss recipe and is super easy to make. No need to make caramel from scratch, no need for a candy thermometer. So, no excuses.
I strongly advise that you make this immediately. I also advise that you make sure you have other people around to share it with, as being left alone with this is extremely dangerous.
This recipe makes a very large batch, perfect for our large family (and yours!). If you’d like to make less, you can simply cut the recipe in half.
This post was originally posted November 2010. Photos have been updated, but no changes to the recipe have been made.