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The Secret To Movie Night – Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn Recipe #PopSecretMovieNight


The easiest way to enjoy time with your spouse is to make time. I think movie nights provide my husband and I with the opportunity to spend quality time alone. Whether it’s a scary movie or something more family friendly we enjoy watching movies, especially with our 3D TV!

My biggest secret to having thee perfect movie night is in the food. A great popcorn like Pop Secret popcorn is the way to go. I purchased some of our favorite popcorn flavors and decided to make this decadent and yet incredible caramel popcorn.

Sea Salt Caramel Recipe – Recipe adapted from Chef Pierre Fauvet


  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup organic light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. butter (unsalted)
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tbsp coarse sea salt
  • 1 bag of Pop Secret Kettle Corn Popcorn


Pop one bag of popcorn and lay it out on a baking sheet. Make sure you have something non-stick under your popcorn.

popcorn recipe



To make the caramel:

In a medium saucepan bring sugar, evaporated milk, and heavy cream to a boil over medium heat. Add corn syrup and continue cooking until it reaches 230 degrees. Add butter and vanilla and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until caramel reaches 240 degrees. Remove form heat and stir in salt.

caramel popcorn recipe


Drizzle slightly cool caramel over popcorn and then sprinkle with salt and allow to cool. I also mixed the popcorn in the caramel and it was so buttery and sweet. It was a delightful and gourmet touch to our movie night.

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  1. Lolita on April 22, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Sounds yummy!

  2. Lisa W on March 24, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Looks yummy!!

  3. Linda on March 24, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Sounds and looks yummy. Will save this recipe for sure.

  4. nissaday on March 23, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I’ll have to try this. Love caramel corn!

  5. sree on March 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    looks tasty but not too healthy.

  6. Dawn Neumann on March 20, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Yea, a bit too much sugar

  7. Gina on March 17, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Looks good but I like simple simple so I would just buy an bag of micro popcorn.

  8. genie on March 16, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    the guys will love this gonna try it soon

  9. Darcy on March 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Sounds delicous definetly going to give this a try

  10. Karen on March 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Sounds wonderfully yummy, but way to many calories for me.

  11. cindy on March 16, 2013 at 12:13 am

    looks yummy!!! I will def try it soon!!!

  12. Dixie on March 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Ahh looks yummy to me

  13. Andie A on March 15, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Easy and Delicious

  14. Colleen B. on March 15, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    looks good

  15. carolyn on March 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Great recipe, thank you

  16. Kristi McDowell on March 15, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I will be trying this for sure!

  17. Dawn Sando on March 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    This sounds so good! I will definitely have to make this for movie night.

  18. Arlene Randolph on March 15, 2013 at 8:21 am

    This sounds YUMMY! Curious enough to try it, if it works out well, I will PinIt on Pinterest (giving you the credit, of course). Check me out or follow me @RandolphAccesso…

  19. cheri on March 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm


  20. Tammy on March 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    This sounds so good…We have movie night every Friday… going to try this for sure!

  21. Mandy F. on March 14, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    This sounds really good, but too much work for me. Drizzling chocolate on popcorn is alot easier and doesn’t take as much time.

  22. CHERYL CRAMPTON on March 14, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    This look like a fun and simple way to make a great favorite

  23. Brenda Watts on March 14, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Love the Fantastic Flavors!! Can’t wait to make this weekend..YUM 🙂

    • Andie A on March 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

      I agree!

  24. MARY IHRY on March 14, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Too much sugar,not enough protein for me.

    • Teresa Mealer on March 15, 2013 at 4:51 am

      I agree. As much as I love caramel, I’m diabetic so I can’t have this.

  25. Diana Beatty on March 14, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Love popcorn this recipe sounds very tempting and very easy to make

    • Imani on March 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

      I agree, looks yummy!

  26. Lisa B on March 14, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Yummy, there was a time i’d have so much popcorn on hand and now, nothing, I want some now!!!

  27. Kim on March 14, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Sounds yummy.

  28. Debra on March 14, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Looks awesome

  29. Cheryl on March 14, 2013 at 6:00 am

    Looks Scrumptious!

  30. michelle on March 14, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Cant wait to try my kids loooove popcorn so any twist to make it different and taste great is worth trying

  31. KAT on March 14, 2013 at 4:12 am

    looks great!

  32. Teresa Vincent on March 13, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    to messy for me to make, I like a little more simple.

  33. Laura on March 13, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Looks amazing! Will be trying for sure! 🙂

  34. Nikki Lawson on March 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Sounds a bit rich, but will give it a shot!

  35. jacqueline on March 13, 2013 at 7:47 pm


  36. Natosha Zachary on March 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Vivian on March 13, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Looks good, & easy to make.

  38. sharon L on March 13, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    This sounds great for edible gifts. Yum!

  39. jodie on March 13, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Sweet and salty, the perfect combo for popcorn!

  40. Kathy Rose on March 13, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    OH YUM, we all love popcorn while watching a movie together!

  41. Patti Healy on March 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    A yummy addition to family movie night!

  42. Angie Adelman on March 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I love Carmel Corn and I know I would absolutely love this…bring it on

    • Rachel Alvarez on March 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      it does sound yummy. but buying the ingredients sounds expiencive for me.

  43. sara on March 13, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    A bit too much sugar for my taste. I would have to cut the sugar back other wise sounds good.

  44. Jane on March 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    sounds yummy and easy to make

    • Andie A on March 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

      Fun to do with kids too!

  45. Suzanne Deleon on March 13, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I have made popcorn similar to this in the past and it was amazing! I am definitely going to try your recipe this weekend! We love caramel corn in our house, so I am sure this will be a big hit! Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe!!!!

  46. Cathie on March 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    A little too much sugar for me!

    • Wendey Melte on March 15, 2013 at 7:05 am

      I agree alittle too much sugar for me also.. As I am a diabetic !

  47. Nora Ward on March 13, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    This really looks good and easy to make.

  48. Clare Blakelsee Toll on March 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This looks really good! I love good carmel corn!

    • marshab on March 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

      I’ll try this and double the recipe for my sons movie night party.