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Moose Munch Caramel Popcorn Recipe

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This Moose Munch popcorn recipe is so easy to make and disappears quickly!

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Popcorn Overload

Earlier this week, my sister dropped off a giant trash bag full of popcorn. Seriously.

It was an absurd amount of popcorn that she had leftover from a baby shower she co-hosted, and she rang the doorbell and darted. My daughter opened the door to see the popcorn sitting there while my sister waved as she peeled down the street!

Most likely laughing maniacally and wondering what we were going to do with the most popcorn we had ever seen in our life!

Well, I thought I would pull one over on her and end up with this decadent, delicious moose munch popcorn recipe. Yanno, to make her all jealous and everything.

Well, we did end up with some delicious popcorn, but even after using 26 cups for this Moose Munch recipe, it still was only about 5% of how much popcorn we actually had!

Honestly, who knew 26 cups of popcorn would look like so little??

ingredients for caramel popcorn recipe

I put all my popcorn in the lid to a cake carrier case. Side note: I use this cake carrier as an over-sized bowl all the time! You could mix it in a large stockpot or something similar, but I find that this cake carrier lid cleans up much easier!

Especially when you’re dealing with something like sticky, gooey moose munch recipe caramel!

This caramel is different from my easy microwave caramel, which makes caramel candies. This is more of a gooey caramel sauce that’s just delicious!

moose munch recipe

Ooey, Gooey Yummy Goodness

The Moose Munch popcorn caramel sauce is made up for 2 of my favorite ingredients for any dessert ever- butter and brown sugar! Add a little corn syrup and a pinch of salt, and let it blend all together.

moose munch popcorn recipe

My pictures are a little out of order there, but that’s how my mind works, sooo…

Once you have your caramel all mixed up with your popcorn, you’re going to want to start devouring it. Like a Moose Munch popcorn recipe should be, by the fist fulls! BUT DONT! – Trust me…

how to make Moose Munch caramel popcorn recipe


For one thing, caramel sauce that has been boiling for 5 minutes is HOT! Ask me how I know!! 😉

Just pour it out on some cookie sheets that you lined with waxed paper and let it cool a bit. Then you can melt your chocolate and drizzle it all over that gooey Moose Munch popcorn.

moose munch popcorn

Now let it all set so the caramel cools and the chocolate hardens.

Then you can just break it into chunks and now you can grab those fist full of this Moose Munch recipe and go to town!

gourmet caramel chocolate popcorn recipe


The Yummiest Moose Munch Popcorn Recipe

Moose Crunch Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Decadent, gourmet popcorn that’s great to snack on or to give as an edible gift!

  • 26 cups popcorn (roughly)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar (packed)
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Line 2 large cookie sheets with waxed paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt. Melt over medium heat, stirring continuously.
  3. Bring to a full boil and let boil for 5 minutes. You do not need to stir this entire time.
  4. Pour over popcorn and stir to coat well.
  5. Spread over 2 cookie sheets.
  6. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for 40 seconds. Stir and then continue to heat 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each time until completely melted.
  7. Using a spoon, drizzle over the chocolate over the popcorn.
  8. Let cool completely and then break into chunks.


And since we still have a bazillion cups of popcorn left… and I’m not even sure if I’m exaggerating with that measurement… my daughter is going to be making her favorite peanut butter popcorn.

This recipe for peanut butter popcorn is even easier than the Moose Munch caramel popcorn recipe!

Peanut butter popcorn recipe

And don’t forget to pin this Moose Munch Popcorn Recipe! Not only is it great for tailgating and snacking, but it also makes a great edible gift! Package some up and send some along to teachers, friends or neighbors!

Moose Munch Caramel Popcorn Recipe


For some other gooey fun snacks check out my homemade granola bars, or these chocolate crinkle cookies!


Wednesday 19th of January 2022

How far ahead of time can you make this? Want to make for baby shower gifts. Just wondering if it keeps well.


Saturday 11th of December 2021

How long does this keep? If we were to package for gifts, how long would it last?

Lisa P

Thursday 30th of May 2019

Love the recipe ! But mine stuck to the wax paper and half of the popcorn was inedible- I’m having a party and need to find out how you get it to not stick to the wax paper . Thank you


Monday 10th of June 2019

Hi Lisa! So sorry to hear that! I actually didn't have any issues with it sticking to the wax paper and I've made it numerous times. You could try parchment paper instead or just lightly coat your wax paper with a spray if nonstick cooking spray. That should take care of any issues!


Tuesday 23rd of April 2019

Hi! I just made the Moose Munch! So far so good and it tastes great! I used my homemade popcorn. I was wondering what type of Chocolate chips you used? I tried it with milk chocolate. Will it harden up? Or is there a different chocolate chip I should use that hardens better?

Thank you! Linda


Thursday 9th of May 2019

So sorry that I'm just seeing this! So glad to hear you enjoyed it. I usually use semi-sweet since that's what I have on hand, but milk chocolate will work as well!

Ernestine Garfield

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Is the popcorn crunchy or soggy


Wednesday 12th of December 2018

I'm not sure it's either of those! It's definitely not soggy, but has the consistency of caramel corn.