Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Covered Caramel Corn

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Sweet, salty, chocolate-covered perfection: stop what you're doing right now and make a bowl of this Chocolate Covered Caramel Corn! Whether you drizzle it with white chocolate or dark chocolate (or both), it will be a game changer at movie night.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ bags of popped corn, about 16 cups popped
  • 16 ounce Ghirardelli dark chocolate or white chocolate wafers, melted


  1. Place popped popcorn in a very large bowl or two large foil pans (lasagna pans or even broiler pans work). Set aside.
  2. Pan melt butter, stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn in a large bowl or two large lasagna foil pans. Mix well.
  3. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
  4. Break apart and store in covered containers. To go the extra mile, melt the white chocolate (or dark chocolate or both) completely, pour over cooled caramel corn. Lay out on wax paper to cool. Store in airtight Ziploc or tupperware containers.


  • Use a pan with enough space to spread the popcorn evenly. I make this with two large broiler pans. Friends of mine use those big disposable lasagna trays. Both work beautifully!
  • Be sure to remove any unpopped kernels and seeds from the popped corn before making this recipe. The last thing you want is to break a tooth on a hard kernel when you're trying to enjoy some sweet caramel corn.
  • When giving this popcorn treat as a gift, store it in mason jars wrapped with ribbon or in colored plastic wrap with treats like candy canes or other wrapped candy to fill it out. Decorative tins are also wonderful for storing and gifting caramel corn!
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 713Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 109gFiber: 8gSugar: 70gProtein: 9g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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