Vegan Caramel Popcorn
10 ingredients or less
(2 cups per serving)
2 tsp (9 g)
½ cup (96 g)popcorn kernels
1 Tbsp (14 g)refined coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp (45 mL)
2 tsp (10 mL)
¼ tspbaking soda
⅛ tspground cinnamon
- Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed large pot on high heat. Add the popcorn kernels, stir, and cover. Shake every 15 seconds until popping starts. Then reduce the heat to medium-high and shake until the popping slows. Remove from heat, and keep the lid on until popping stops.
- To make the caramel sauce, add the coconut oil and maple syrup to a small pan on medium-high heat. Simmer for 2 minutes, stirring throughout.
- Then turn off the heat* and stir in the remaining caramel sauce ingredients.
- Drizzle the caramel sauce over the popcorn and toss to coat. Spread out the popcorn onto parchment paper and let sit for 5 minutes to harden as it cools. Enjoy!
- †Refined coconut oil is coconut oil that doesn't smell or taste like coconuts. If you prefer a strong coconut taste, use unrefined coconut oil instead. The coconut oil needs to be solid for this recipe, and not melted. If the oil is soft, place it in the fridge until hardened.
- * Don't turn off the heat too soon as the sugar won’t harden and crisp when added to the popcorn, but also be careful not to overcook as the sugar can burn.
- Best if enjoyed immediately, otherwise store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 1 day.
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Nutrition per serving (2 cups per serving)
Calories 225 kcal
|Total fat||13.2 g|
|Saturated fat||8.2 g|
|Trans fat||0.0 g|
|Total carbs||23.7 g|
|Dietary fiber||2.5 g|
|Total sugars||9.3 g|
|Added sugars||8.9 g|
|Vitamin A||2 μg RAE|
|Vitamin B6||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B12||0 μg|
|Vitamin C||0.0 mg|
|Vitamin D||0 μg|
|Vitamin E||0.7 mg|
|Vitamin K||1 μg|
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I absolutely love caramel popcorn. I’m so glad to now know how to make it. Give it a try! You’re in for a delicious surprise
Hi! I really love this recipe! The popcorn was sooo good! Unfortunately I didn`t have the maple syrup (it`s very expensive here), but instead I used brown sugar. Not so healthy, but it tastes great! The cinnamon and the vanilla makes it very special 💕, never have seen sweet popcorn with this ingredients before. Here in Brazil a very popular way is making the popcorn with caramel and red coloring (or with gooseberry), it`s kind of a street food. Thanks!
Hi, this is a great recipe. I just have a small query - could you suggest an option for maple syrup? I live in Delhi, and maple syrup is not quite abundantly available here unless on steps into a supermart. So it will be good to know an alternative ingredient.
Worked alright. It will keep and be more crispy putting it in the oven on 300 for 8 minutes. Shuffling it around every 2 minutes or so. It's a good quick way to make a wonderful snack.
This was perfectly sweet! I didn't get my to crisp on the popcorn but I'm willing to try again because it was that yummy.
Would give this more than 5 stars if I could. It's sooo good. Kids love it and it's so simple to make. No need to every buy toffee popcorn again.
Hi just to know, why baking soda?