Vanilla Popcorn Recipe
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Vanilla Popcorn Recipe

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"This sweet crunchy snack is my family's favorite," writes Carolyn Roney of Scipio Center, New York. "For variety, substitute almond extract or maple flavoring or add nuts for extra crunch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 206 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 209mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, butter and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir until mixture is golden, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. Cool slightly; break apart while warm. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Vanilla Popcorn in Country Woman January/February 2000, p43

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wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 29149
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"This is very good! We tried it with brown sugar and really liked it that way too. I prefer to bake mine at 250 for a while so it is more crisp but my husband likes it chewy!"

cxps User ID: 6523407 31399
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"My little one said "it was the best popcorn I ever made""

scrapo User ID: 2908723 65209
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"good needs a small amount of salt!"

jolizsh User ID: 5090830 22154
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

"The best! It taste great with added cinnamon, too."

eli05 User ID: 3750978 203420
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Very tasty!!"

Welly Hamer User ID: 5910092 83552
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"This is a fabulous recipe that my whole family enjoyed especially with the almond flavoring! If you are looking for something to cure your sweet tooth, this is definitely the recipe for you!"

happyhome1974 User ID: 1697318 27253
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

"Nice,simple, easy to make recipe. I added food coloring to celebrate a holiday. Not too sweet, just right."

marshelle User ID: 204090 31364
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Discovered this recipe a couple of years ago. I made it for a 4th of July gathering, and everyone loved it! I have made it several times since and it turns out great every time! I pop 3 bags of lightly salted microwave popcorn. The little bit of salt is wonderful with the sweet coating. Thanks for a great recipe!"

Sweet01 User ID: 1327588 65193
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"Watch out - this popcorn is really addicting! =D I love the fact that it is quick and easy to make and uses ingredients that I have on hand."

twinx1000wt User ID: 1597085 27251
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe for the most perfect, tasty and delicious vanilla popcorn. I had this once when I was younger and never found it again. I made this and it truly was just like I'd had in the past. I'll be making this again and again and again!"

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