Honey Spiced Popcorn

Sweet, salty, crunchy with a spicy kick, this is one of my favorite sweet snacks!

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stove, oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup peanuts


  1. Pour oil in heavy-bottomed 4-quart pan. Heat over medium-low heat for a couple of minutes. Add popcorn kernels. Cover with lid and shake pan regularly. If popcorn starts to touch the lid, carefully lift part ofd the lid and pour some into a large bowl. Return pot to stove and continue cooking and shaking until popping stops.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silicon mat or lightly spray with cooking spray.
  3. In a 1-quart pan, stir together honey, butter, vanilla, salt and cayenne pepper. Heat and stir occasionally until mixture boils.
  4. In a large bowl combine popcorn and honey syrup. Stir to coat. Be careful, this hot syrup can burn you.
  5. Spread popcorn on lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 300 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with peanuts. Allow to cool.


Keywords: sweet popcorn, caramel corn, baked caramel corn, homemade caramel corn, easy caramel corn

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