Buttery, sweet caramel corn with a sprinkle of sea salt is a must make treat for all your fall gatherings. I’m so sorry for the late post but I didn’t have a photo so share because this stuff disappeared so quickly that I had to scramble!  Currently, I have a new batch of Caramel Corn cooling on the counter with a big sign posted – DO NOT EAT ~ love, Mom.

There’s just a little something special that happens when you mix salty and sweet flavors together. This recipe combines the best of both! All you need is a big pot, a sheet pan along with a few ingredients and you are in business. Movie night just got extra special.

Caramel Corn With Sea Salt

Popcorn so good you'll have to fight for your share.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 12 cups popped corn
  • 1 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Sea Salt or Kosher salt - about a tablespoon to sprinkle all over the pan.


  • Heat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Pop corn and place in a roasting pan.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add baking soda - mixture will foam up so take off of heat and stir until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Pour over pop corn, stir and place in oven.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Spoon popcorn on parchment/wax paper.
  • Sprinkle with Sea Salt and let cool for 1 hour. Do NOT break apart.
  • Once cooled, break apart, EAT or store in an air tight container.

~Notes *Add pecans, peanuts or any other nuts to the mix the last 15 minutes of baking.  *Drizzle with chocolate before breaking for an added touch.

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