Candied Caramel Pecan Popcorn. Buttery, sweet & salty. We have bowls of this popcorn out when entertaining over Christmas to cater for the sweet tooth's. Butter, sugar and salt, considered by some members of my household "the alternative" food groups ;-)


  • 9 cups of popped corn (about half cup of popping corn kernels)

  • 1 cup roughly chopped pecans

  • 1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed

  • 125g of butter chopped

  • .25 cup light corn syrup

  • .5 teaspoon salt

  • .25 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180c

  • 2.

    Combine sugar, butter, syrup & salt in a large pan.

  • 3.

    Stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved.

  • 4.

    Bring to boil uncovered for 2 minutes.

  • 5.

    Stir in soda.

  • 6.

    Pour caramel mix over the popcorn & spread popcorn out in a single layer on greased oven trays.

  • 7.

    Cook popcorn in oven for 20 minutes, stirring once or twice, until popcorn is crisp & brown.

  • 8.

    Store cooled popcorn 2-3 days in an airtight container.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 257kj
  • Fat Total 16g
  • Saturated Fat 6g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 28g
  • Sugar 23g
  • Sodium 118mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Take care stirring in the soda the mix will foam up.
Macadamias or Peanuts can replace the Pecans if preferred.
Melted dark chocolate can be drizzled on the cooled finished popcorn.

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Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
by the way , i think u didn't mention the pecans in the method. correct ???
Posted by Huda Abu HamdiaReport
This is my favourite :-D .. i make it specially when i have left overs from the salted popcorn..
thanks dear..
Posted by jackicamReport
Thanks to you Lone Baker, I now have a new addiction.... Since I couldn't stop at just a normal serve, I nearly ate the whole thing watching a movie. This is soooooo delicious and morish.... what is a normal serve of popcorn anyway?