How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me and on behalf of Dr Pepper®. All the opinions and texts are mine.How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn RecipeWhat do you get when you mix Dr Pepper and popcorn? A ridiculously delicious Dr Pepper caramel corn recipe. To be honest with you, I had my doubts about this recipe. However, I’m so glad I tried it because it is such a fun and easy way to make caramel corn.How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn RecipeThis recipe is super simple to make. All you need are four ingredients, an oven, and a microwave. I purchased all of my ingredients at Stop and Shop near my new home outside of Boston. The soda was in the soda/water aisle, the marshmallows and the sugar were in the baking aisle and the popcorn was in the snack aisle.How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn RecipeTo start, I combined mini marshmallows, Dr Pepper, and brown sugar. Then, I melted that all together in the microwave until I got a thick syrup, and then I coated the popcorn. Next, I baked it for 20(ish) minutes and poof, yummy Dr Pepper caramel corn.How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn RecipeI adapted this recipe from Flippin Delicious. I used about half of the syrup/caramel and then baked the popcorn for about 20 minutes to get the sugars to caramelize and crisp up.How to Make This Super Easy Dr Pepper Caramel Corn RecipeIt took some trial and error but I think the recipe I created definitely takes on a caramel corn persona. After it baked, it was super crunchy and sweet, exactly what you want in a caramel corn. Just make sure your oven is pre-heated and the pan is prepared so you can get it in there right away.

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Dr Pepper Caramel Corn Recipe


2 cups mini marshmallows
¾ cup Dr Pepper
5 tablespoons brown sugar
8 cups popped popcorn


  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper.In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the mini marshmallows, Dr Pepper, and sugar.
  2. Microwave on high for 7-8 minutes, stirring every two minutes. The coating is finished when it is thick and a bit gooey. It should be thick, the consistency of thick syrup or caramel.
  3. Slowly pour the coating over your popped popcorn, 1/3 at a time, and stir to coat. I only used about half the syrup.
  4. Immediately spread the caramel covered popcorn onto the parchment-lined pan and put it into the oven. Try to spread the kernels as far apart as possible so they aren’t too clumpy.
  5. Next, bake for 20 – 25 minutes, until the popcorn takes on a rich brown color. When you remove from the oven, it might still feel soggy but will harden up quickly.
  6. Break apart, as needed, and serve warm or at room temperature.

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