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Maple Caramel Corn (Vegan + GF) // One Lovely Life

Candied Maple Popcorn

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


To pop popcorn in your microwave: place 1/4 cup kernels in a brown lunch sack. Fold the top over twice, then microwave for 2 minutes. Repeat with the other half of the kernels (feel free to reuse the bag)


  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1 cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • additional salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans


  1. Pop the popcorn kernels in an air popper or in the microwave using the method above. Sort through popcorn to remove any un-popped kernels and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, make the caramel sauce. Over medium-low heat, melt maple sugar, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Stir until all sugar is dissolved, then increase heat to medium. Watching carefully, bring mixture to a boil over medium heat. Let boil, stirring regularly, for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Mixture will foam up a bit.
  3. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and stir to coat. Spread out onto a silicone mat, or a bit of parchment or waxed paper. Sprinkle with additional salt.
  4. Enjoy!