DIY Caramel Popcorn

DIY Projects

YUM is all I can say about our next project. This wedding favor may be the perfect marriage of movie nights and strolls on the boardwalk in the summer, and would look adorable in any wedding. Caramel popcorn is unbelievably easy to make, the only challenge will be trying not to eat it all.

carnival caramel popcorn wedding favors

What you’ll need:
– Popcorn cups (found here in bulk)
– Cellophane wrap
– Ribbon, scissors and cardstock for tags
– Wooden tray

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For caramel popcorn:

– Natural flavored popcorn
– Corn syrup
– Brown sugar
– Vanilla extract
– Baking soda
– Butter
– Peanuts (optional)
– Wax paper

carnival caramel popcorn wedding favors

I used this recipe as the base and added peanuts for a Crunch ‘n Munch taste. This project was made in batches of microwavable popcorn bags since we could only fit 2-3 trays in the oven. Depending on how many wedding favors you need, you might to make them in batches, small enough to fit in the oven. To make the carnival ticket curtain for the backdrop above: cut strings of tickets in different lengths, fold each in zig zag, and attach them onto a curtain rod or long wire.

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After baking your caramel corn, transfer it to a sheet of wax paper and spread the popcorn in small chunks. Let it cool down for a few hours before you start filling the cups. Cut a square of about 20 inches of cellophane (or any other food safe plastic wrap) to package your favors, tie with a tag and ribbon et voila. This project can be made up to 3 days before the wedding.

  1. Ylenia

    your blog is amazing, I am so happy I have found it!
    great source of ideas and lovely pictures.

    I am glad your doing such an amazing job.

    I’ll come back for sure!!!!


  2. Jen @ Darling Notes

    I had to stop myself from drooling over this post! I’ll have to try this recipe out — thanks!

  3. Gaelan @ uschi and kay

    This is so perfect and timely. I’ve been mulling over having a popcorn bar at my wedding and really wanted to make the popcorn myself. I’ll have to test out this recipe before the big day, maybe a few times ;)

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