Vanilla Popcorn

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


3 quarts

Updated: Oct. 28, 2023
"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."


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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