South Jersey Boardwalk Caramel Corn
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Your hands will be a sticky sweet mess when you dig into this South Jersey Boardwalk Caramel Corn — just like the iconic Johnson's Popcorn we all know and love!
  • 1 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil of choice
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  1. Heat a 1½ qt pot on medium heat and add kernels. There should be enough to coat the entire bottom of the pot.
  2. Add oil and toss the make sure all of the kernels are coated.
  3. Cover and let cook until the kernels have popped and filled the pot. This should take about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Empty the popcorn into another container and immediately add butter and brown sugar to the pot while it's still hot.
  5. Once the butter has started to melt, add the molasses and stir until it becomes a gooey liquid.
  6. Stir in the popcorn until its well coated.
  7. Let sit for 1-2 minutes until the brown sugar mixture starts to bubble, and then continue to toss the popcorn. Repeat twice.
  8. Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes or until the brown sugar mixture has set.
Recipe by Take A Bite Out of Boca at