Caramel Corn for the Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smack Down

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Caramel Corn

Lori at The Recipe Girl is hosting the The Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smack Down. Bloggers can submit Super Bowl recipe favorites, and the winner (selected randomly) will receive a $250 gift card to Sam’s Club.My recipe for the party is a caramel corn recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook I received 30 years ago. We have often taken this caramel corn to Super Bowl parties over the years and it is always a big hit. It has a light buttery caramel flavor and stays a little bit chewy.

Caramel Corn for the Ultimate Super Bowl Party Recipe Smack Down


  • 8 cups popped corn (about 1/2 cup unpopped)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 t. white vinegar
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 3/4 cup butter


Measure popped corn into large bowl. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook, stirring constantly, to 260º on candy thermometer (or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a hard ball).

Reduce heat to low; stir in butter until melted. Pour syrup in thin stream over popcorn in bowl, stirring until popcorn is well coated. Spread mixture on baking sheet. Cool.

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