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Vanilla Popcorn Recipe

Vanilla Popcorn Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Vanilla Popcorn

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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!"

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

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

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2012

"good needs a small amount of salt!"

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2011

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

Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Very tasty!!"

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!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2011

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

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!"

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."

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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