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Fondue Caramel and Momma's Caramel Popcorn

These are two separate recipes: A delicious caramel fondue, which tastes great on popcorn!  And a classic caramel popcorn recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel popcorn
Servings: 6
Calories: 1030kcal
Author: Rachael


Fondue Caramel

  • 20 marshmallows
  • 1/4 c butter the real stuff
  • 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 7 ounces caramel the kind individually wrapped at the store, or use "bits" to make it easier
  • 1 cup corn kernels

Mom's Caramel Popcorn

  • 2 c brown sugar
  • 1 c butter
  • 1/2 c Karo syrup
  • 1/4 t cream of tartar
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 cup corn kernels before being air popped


  • Put butter in bottom of pan and melt it on medium heat
  • Unwrap caramels and add to pan
  • Add in the marshmallows
  • Add in the sweetened condensed milk
  • Stir continuously until marshmallows and caramel are melted
  • Pop your popcorn, this covers a large batch (I usually do 1-1.5 cups of un-popped kernels per batch)

Mom's Caramel Popcorn

  • Add brown sugar, butter, Karo syrup, cream of tartar, salt, and vanilla to pot.
  • Heat on medium heat, stirring until the sugar is no longer grainy.
  • Do not let it come to a boil
  • When sugar is melted, add 1 t baking soda, stir in, let foam up.
  • Pop your popcorn, this covers a large batch (I usually do 1 -1.5 cups of un-popped kernels per batch)
  • Pour over popcorn while popcorn is still hot, it coats more evenly.


Calories: 1030kcal | Carbohydrates: 161g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1165mg | Potassium: 358mg | Sugar: 147g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 0.8mg