Caramel Popcorn Crunch – Best Ever!

Caramel popcorn crunch recipe that truly without exaggerating is the best that I’ve ever tasted and I think that you’ll agree! I got this recipe from a friend years ago when the kids were little and have been making it every Christmas season since then. It’s easy to make up a big batch of this crunchy goodness and perfect for a party nibble.

Cruncy Delicious Caramel Popcorn

Today I’m joining in the Tastes of the Season Holiday Recipe Series, hosted by my talented friend Kristen of Ella Claire Inspired.

Like most of my recipes you can add your own favorites bits to change it and make it your own. Not only is this stuff fabulous party food, but get some of those decorative Chinese take-out containers and fill them up for gifting. My caramel popcorn crunch isn’t the stuff of Cracker Jax, and has a unique flavor with oodles of…noodles!

Cruncy Delicious Caramel Popcorn


Caramel Popcorn Crunch

Caramel popcorn crunch recipe with a twist and it's the best that you've ever tasted! Perfect for holiday parties as a nibble or fill some jars or decorative take-out containers and gift them to friends.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword popcorn
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 Quarts


  • 12 cups popped popcorn bagged popcorn to save time
  • 1 3 oz can chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts use honey roasted for sweetness
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda


  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a lightly greased large roasting pan
  • Combine brown sugar and next 3 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until mixture boils. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in baking soda, mixture will bubble.
  • Pour over popcorn mix and stir with lightly greased long handled spoon.
  • Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. 
  • Pour out on wax paper and break into chunks as it cools. Store in airtight container.
    Cruncy Delicious Caramel Popcorn


Optional extras after cooled can be pretzel sticks and chocolate chips.

Cruncy Delicious Caramel Popcorn

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  1. 5 stars
    Janet, my family LOVES popcorn especially caramel popcorn so I’ve already printed your recipe off to make. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Jamie