Easiest Caramel Corn Ever {Cayenne Cinnamon Caramel Corn}

This my friends is the easiest caramel corn recipe ever. It helps when you can rely on culinary geniuses to make delicious ingredients to get you started. Case in point, cayenne cinnamon caramel sauce from Chocolate Twist.

caramel sauce

Though of course you could make your own caramel sauce, or just use store-bought. This recipe came out of the fact my husband ordered a lifetime supply of microwave popcorn from the Boy Scouts. Well, that and the fact I wanted an excuse to dig into this jar of cayenne cinnamon caramel sauce.

easiest caramel corn

Pop the popcorn, heat the sauce with some brown sugar, combine and bake in the oven. Easiest caramel corn ever!

cayenne cinnamon caramel corn

I used buttered flavored popcorn, which made the end result tastes like kettle-caramel corn magic. Oh, and you think it can’t better, but it can if you throw in some cashew halves.

caramel popcorn

Easy Caramel Corn
Recipe Type: Snacks, Dessert
Author: Jacky Hackett
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Serves: 4
  • 2 single-serve bags microwave popcorn, butter flavor (about 18 cups popped)
  • 4 oz caramel sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cashews halves (optional)
  1. Pop bags of popcorn and pour into a large bowl
  2. In a small saucepan, heat caramel sauce and brown sugar over medium heat, stir until combined and sugar is melted with no lumps
  3. Add cashews to popcorn, if using
  4. Pour caramel sauce over the popcorn and stir to coat
  5. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper, spread the popcorn in a single layer
  6. Heat in over for 45 minutes, stir every 15 minutes
  7. Cool and break large pieces apart

See, easiest caramel corn recipe ever!



  1. biz319 says:

    That looks delicious Jacky! One of the things I miss most about not working downtown is bringing home the Garrett’s popcorn! 😀

  2. jillyinmn says:

    Oh that looks so good! What a great idea to add the cashews! That caramel sauce sounds amazing! Love the new design over here, guess I haven’t stopped by in a while! Looks good!

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