Monday, August 1, 2011

25 Weeks 'Til Christmas: Week 21 Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn

Where I work, we get gifts from Vendors during the Holidays, and last year, we got an awesome popcorn medley that was incredible!  Naturally, my frugalista friends in the front office and I wanted to find a recipe so we could replicate it.

Recipe & Picture Credit

This is the recipe:

Ultimate Caramel Chocolate Popcorn

  • 18 cups popped popcorn placed in a large roasting pan or bowl for mixing
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar (light or dark is fine)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 container mixed nuts (or your favorite kind)
  • 3-4 oz. dark chocolate
  • 3-4 oz. milk chocolate
  • 3-4 oz. white chocolate 


  • Melt in saucepan butter, corn syrup, salt, baking soda, and brown sugar. Bring to boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Take off heat and let cool 2 minutes.
  • Pour half the caramel mixture over the popcorn, mixing in carefully, add the nuts, pour the rest of the caramel over the top mixing in carefully but well.. place in large roasting or lasagna pan and place in preheated 200 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt your chocolates in seperate containers in the microwave. it works well to microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring. DO NOT OVERCOOK!
  • After the popcorn comes from the oven, place on two sheet pans, drizzle each pan with equal parts of the chocolate.
  • Place in refrigerator to cool.
  • Break apart and serve in holiday wrappers or containers for gifts or a treat for family and friends. Yield: serves 12
I have several Christmas tins that I've accumulated.  I will be making this recipe and putting it in the tins with a ribbon as gifts.  I would recommend making this before giving it as gifs; however, you may want to do it when you have a group of people over, because this popcorn is highly addictive! Otherwise, you may eat the whole batch of it by yourself!

Every Monday through the week of Christmas will be a new homemade gift idea/project.  Be sure to check them out!  Happy Crafting!


  1. O goodness, 25 weeks until Christmas is just crazy! Where has the year gone?? I feel like we just brought in 2011!
    Looking forward to some great craft ideas though!!

  2. Actually there is only 21 weeks Kate as this is week 21 of 25 weeks of Christmas!Time is flying by!

    Meg - This sounds incredible!


  4. Oh me, oh my! I'm afraid I'd end up gifting it all to myself! LOL Thanks for sharing your recipe. :)

  5. The following link is what we got from a vendor.

    $21 for a small cannister. You can make a whole batch for half the price.

  6. Great recipe. I will make this for gifts this year. The cub scouts sell a popcorn like that in tins. It is so good but costs so much. We don't mind supporting our cub scouts but can't wait to make our own!! Thanks for the recipe.