Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Caramel Popcorn

This tasty treat is perfect for halloween parties! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani

(MEATLESS MONDAYS/VEGAN RECIPES) What’s Halloween without some caramel goodness?

Vegan caramel can be difficult to find in a store because it’s generally butter- or cream-based, but it is surprisingly effortless to make at home with simple substitutions. This creamy caramel popcorn recipe is easy to make because it doesn’t require a candy thermometer and is sure to satisfy any caramel craving.

This crunchy, sweet treat is great for any holiday gathering and can make a great gift for friends and family! — Global Animal

This tasty treat is perfect for halloween parties! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani
This tasty treat is perfect for Halloween parties! Photo Credit: Elana Pisani

Caramel Popcorn

Yield: 10 servings


  • 1 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Margarine, preferably Earth Balance
  • 1/4 cup Non-dairy Creamer
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Popcorn Kernels


First, make the popcorn. Ideally, use an air popper, but if you don’t have one the stove will work as well. Once it is popped set it aside in a large bowl.

Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

To make the caramel, add the brown sugar, margarine, and non-dairy creamer to a pot and heat on low, stirring until the mixture starts to bubble, about 3 minutes. Then add in the corn starch, vanilla, and salt and stir again for about 1 minute. Take it off the heat and let it sit for 1 minute. Then slowly pour the caramel over the popcorn in the bowl, stirring the popcorn as you drizzle the caramel. Spread the coated popcorn evenly over the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Allow to cool and then serve!

Learn more about the Meat-Free Mondays Challenge!