Easy Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

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homemade caramel corn recipe made with honey

Homemade Caramel Corn is so easy to make, you’ll wish you thought of this recipe yourself. This recipe was submitted by our friend Lori LaCombe, an amazing and enthusiastic health advocate. Popcorn is packed with antioxidants and hidden health benefits. And when you add honey to the mix, any recipe that involves Eastern Shore Honey, has to be great.

This is a nostalgic recipe that will take you and your family back in time. A time when you went to the local carnival where they made a big kettle of caramel corn right in front of you and your mouth watered as you waited your turn in line for your bag.

Adapting this easy Homemade Caramel Corn Recipe

Recipes are meant to be inspiration. That’s the way we see it. Don’t feel like you have to make this Homemade Caramel Corn exactly the way our recipe shows. Get creative. Experiment. Try something different. Here are some ideas in case you need a little boost with adapting this recipe:

  • Add a cup of dried blueberries or a combination of your favorite dried berries to the mix to add color and flavor
  • Can you imagine a teaspoon of dried lavender added to the mix? That would be so good!
  • Sprinkle some dried cinnamon or ginger to the mix
  • Why not add a cup of roasted peanuts or almonds?
  • If you want to spice things up and spice things up, add a little cayenne pepper
  • Try using unrefined coconut oil in place of olive oil

This treat is a perfect for the dead of winter or the middle of summer. Remember Cracker Jacks? Package this recipe in a special box for party favors and enclose a “prize” for your guests.

If you decide to try this amazing recipe, be sure to take a photo and share them with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

homemade caramel corn recipe made with honey

Easy Homemade Caramel Corn

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade caramel corn
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 323kcal

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  • 1 tsp. olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 c coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c butter
  • 1/2 c Waxing Kara Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 quarts popped corn organic


  • Pop the popcorn and keep warm in oven at 250F
  • In a saucepan heat the olive oil and spread on the bottom of the saucepan so that the ingredients won’t stick.
  • Add all of the ingredients, except the baking soda, vanilla and popcorn and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and add the baking soda and vanilla, stirring well.
  • Pour sauce over popcorn and distribute well. Spread popcorn on cookie sheet covered with tin foil that’s been coated with olive oil (to avoid sticking) and place in oven for 45 minutes at 250F.
  • Allow to cool, and store in airtight container for up to a week.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 341mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.8mg

So easy and yummy!

Any of our Waxing Kara Eastern Shore Honey will work with this recipe.

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Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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