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Maple Caramel Corn

A bowl overflowing with homemade caramel corn and a smaller bowl of maple syrup next to it.

Homemade Maple Caramel Corn, plus an idea for gifting it this holiday season! I shared a couple years ago that my grandparents make their caramel corn recipe around Christmas every year. This year, I decided to play around with the recipe and make a maple version. Enter this Maple Caramel Corn. Y’all, it is so good! The caramel corn is still perfectly crunchy, but the sweetness is slightly different from the maple syrup. Also new to this caramel corn recipe is the addition of sea salt. Just a little bit added at the end as the caramel corn cools makes all the difference.

A bowl overflowing with homemade caramel corn and a smaller bowl of maple syrup next to it.


This recipe is perfect for gifting. Just store it in an airtight container, add a cute gift tag & bow! Another fun idea is to tie on a Christmas ornament. This velvet ribbon would be beautiful tied around a lidded jar filled with caramel corn!

Movie nights happen a lot more at our house during the winter, and I’m sure this year will be no different. We always make a big bowl of popcorn for movie nights, but this recipe is going to have to be added to the rotation on movie nights for us!


Maple Caramel Corn


  • 2 gallons popcorn popped
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp maple flavor
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • flaked sea salt to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 250°.

  2. Place brown sugar, maple syrup, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 minute.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in maple flavor.

  4. Immediately stir in baking soda.

  5. Spread onto baking sheets in a single layer.

  6. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

  7. Remove from the oven and add sea salt, to taste.

  8. Spread out caramel corn and allow to cool.

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