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Vegan Caramel Popcorn

Vegan Caramel Popcorn

This is the most delicious snack ever, Vegan Caramel Popcorn, crispy, crunchy, light, sweet, and marvelous! It makes a great homemade gift too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, vegan
Keyword popcorn
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6 cups
Calories 200 kcal
Author camila



  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil
  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels 6-8 cups popped popcorn

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/3 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or agave
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


To make the popcorn

  1. Place oil in a large pot, along with 2 popcorn kernels.
  2. Then place the pot over medium high heat.
  3. Wait a few minutes for the oil to heat.
  4. Once the popcorn kernels pop, pour the 1/3 cup of kernels in.
  5. Give the pan a little shake to distribute the kernels on the bottom.
  6. Place it back over the heat, and let the kernels pop.
  7. Every once in a while give the pan a slight wiggle so the kernels get cooked evenly.
  8. Open the lid of the pan slightly to let some steam scape after a minute or so.
  9. Leave the pan over the heat until you only hear one pop every few seconds. When that happens and the pop slows down completely, the popcorn might be done popping. Remove it from the heat.
  10. Pour the popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  11. Pre-heat the oven to 215ºF and make the caramel sauce.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan, place butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, cream of tartar, and salt.

  2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. The sugar will melt, and the caramel will start to thicken. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in baking soda.
  5. The mixture will get light in color and foamy.
  6. Stir until smooth.
  7. Pour caramel sauce over popcorn. Stir until the popcorn is evenly coated.
  8. Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven.
  9. Bake for 45-60 minutes, until the popcorn is crispy and the caramel is dry.
  10. Remove from the oven, let it cool completely.


  1. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Caramel Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.