Churro Caramel Popcorn

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Janssen Bradshaw


  • 1 bag plain microwave popcorn popped (you should have about 10-12 cups at the end)
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. After your popcorn is popped, pour it into a large mixing bowl (I cover my bowl with a wire cooling rack and then shake out all the popcorn kernels so we don't have to fly to Vegas and have my dad repair broken teeth).
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup together, and then let cook at a low boil for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the soda and vanilla. Stir well and then pour over your popcorn, stirring until your popcorn is well-coated.
  3. Mix together the granulated sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle a tablespoon at a time over the popcorn, stirring to make sure everything gets a nice sugar-y coat.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: I never buy microwave popcorn. I just stick about 2 Tablespoons of popcorn seeds in a brown lunch sack, fold the top over a couple of times, and then microwave it for 2 minutes. Way cheaper and no chemicals and fake ingredients involved. I do two bags to get about 10-12 cups.