Gooey Caramel Corn Recipe — with Easy Clean up!

Revealing all my secrets for the yummiest, gooey-est, caramel corn ever.. I shared this recipe last year for the launch of the Our Place Perfect Pot and you guys LOVED the recipe. Reposting it again this year because gosh, it’s just so good! If you have any holiday parties coming up this would be perfect to bring, I would just add red, green and white sprinkles (or maybe even the snowflake ones)!!

Our Place makes great gifts for anyone in your life – keep reading to see my top picks! One of my favorite things about Our Place is that the company is a mission-driven cookware company that is both woman and immigrant-owned… they focus a lot on sustainability as well as functionality and your health to provide aesthetically pleasing products!

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Step One:

It’s the prep step.. You’ll have to pop three bags of microwave popcorn. I prefer plain or lightly salted (hello sweet and salty!) and then you’ll need to lay it out in a single layer on a couple of sheet pans lined with wax paper. Don’t forget the wax paper… trust me on this, you’ll totally regret when you’ve gotta wash the sticky mess instead of throw it away haha.

Step Two:

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This is where it starts to get messy! Combine the butter, brown sugar + corn syrup in a large pot over medium heat.. You’ll probably prefer a really good non-stick pot like the Perfect Pot (if there’s no deals going on.. try code TARATHUESON) because it makes it so dang easy for clean up after. I could talk to you for days about this pot and why I love it, but you can find that info HERE. Once the butter is melted and your mixture is smooth, increase to medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring CONSTANTLY. It should turn darker in color at this point.

Step Three:

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Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the condensed milk, salt and vanilla extract. Stir until your mixture is smooth… then it’s time to pour it over your popcorn! 🙂

Step Four:

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Pour over popcorn and mix to evenly coat it… after that – you’re done!! I like to put mine back in the Perfect Pot to serve it because 1) it’s way easy to wash + 2) they come in so many cute colors they’re great for serving dishes too.

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Back to the GOOD STUFF – yeah, the gooey popcorn is SO delicious.. but Our Place will make your life easy year round.. I’ve bought something from Our Place for every single family member of Braun’s or mine with a kitchen. The Always Pan is always a huge hit – but this year, it might be those cute minis!! Here are some of my favorite items on Our Place’s website right now that are the perfect gifts for anyone in your family:

Our Place Always Pan MINI! I am actually soooo excited to get this one myself. It’s been on my wish-list since I heard about them. Sometimes the larger pan is just too big + I need something a bit smaller. Super cute color options, and still made with the same exclusive nontoxic, nonstick ceramic coating made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAS, lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles!! Plus, the nonstick actually lasts in these guys.

The Oven Pan is FINALLY available separately and they’ve got the cuuuutest colors. This is one item I’ve used a ton since I got it. It’s truly a multi use item. It replaces: sheet pan, cookie sheet, griddle, roasting pan, single-use parchment paper (which is probably my favorite because HELLO to that cute checkerboard print!). The checkerboard is all 1″ squares, so it’s perfect for measurements as well.. and it’s not listed on there, but it makes the cutest charcuterie board as well.

I’m JUST learning about these.. They came out with a brand new container line, and they sound sooo good. I will be grabbing them! They are glass, of course, but go beyond normal glass containers. You can use in microwave, oven OR freezer and they’re super lightweight. They also have one size fits all lids on their 1 1/2, 2 1/4, and 4 1/4 cups sizes. Love that feature. And finally, stain resistant – so say good bye to pasta sauce troubles. 

Our Place Daily Board – I have a couple similar to this that I love but they show knife marks.. ugh, and they don’t fully match my kitchen! I can’t wait to grab the one that matches all of my other Our Place stuff. The Daily Board is made from all recycled materials, and it has a textured surface to conceal knife marks.

New Dinnerware Styles! They’ve launched so many cute additions to their dinnerware line. These are all totally different from the ones I have and I love them.. lots of color options! The serving platters are an awesome addition. 

They launched so many new products this year so they have gifts at every price point!