Churro Caramel Corn

Cinnamon-y caramel covered popcorn perfect for any festive occasion!

There’s just something about a churro that screams CARNIVAL to me. When I was growing up, the carnival would come to our town once a year in the summer time and I still remember the first churro I had there. My mother bought a churro for me and two and my brothers to share for fifty cents. (I’m pretty sure the most recent churro I had set me back four dollars, talk about inflation huh??)

I also remember making my brothers ride the Tilt-a-Whirl with me three or four times in a row right after that churro. They didn’t have the solid stomach I have I guess because they both fought over the nearest open garbage can immediately afterwards. I don’t know if they have the same happy memories of our churro that I do. But for me it was wonderful, and that cinnamon-sugar combo became iconic for me. When my mother made me toast for breakfast with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top, it became Churro Toast.

When I made this popcorn I had that carnival churro in mind. The flavor combo was delicious and after a little tweaking with the ingredients, I achieved that perfect chewy-firm texture you get with a real churro. I’m hooked, this Churro Caramel Corn is sooo addicting. If you like churros, do yourself a favor and make a batch of this, pronto.

Churro Caramel Corn

Cinnamon-y caramel covered popcorn perfect for any festive occasion!
Course Dessert
Keyword caramel, cinnamon, popcorn
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Tiffany


  • 5 cups homestyle air-popped popcorn
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 10 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon


  • Pop popcorn, remove unpopped kernels, and set aside. In a medium sacuepan over medium heat, add corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, marshmallows, and vanilla. Stir continuously until completely melted. 
  • Remove from heat and pour over popcorn. Toss to coat thoroughly. Quickly transfer to a baking sheet and spread caramel-coated popcorn onto an even layer. 
  • In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over still warm popcorn. Allow to cool. Break into chunks and serve. 


Filed In

Share The Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


ohhh the cinnamon and popcorn lover in me is dying over this!

MMMMMM, this sounds amazing!!! Thanks for sharing, I am going to have to try make these someday.

Just stopping by, seen you at Whatever you want Wednesday linky party and thought I would say hi.
hope you can return the visit sometime soon 🙂

I could definitely use some of this right now! It sounds awesome! Thanks so much for sharing at Time to Sparkle : )


    If you like churros, you will LOVE this caramel corn! Thanks for stopping by! P.S. I adore Love Grows Wild!!

OMG. This looks so good! I’d love to have some like right NOW!

Stopping by from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff. Have a great week!

Julie @ This Gal Cooks
PS, I currently have a fab giveaway going on at my blog – enter to win a DSLR Camera or a KitchenAid mixer!

I’m about 110% sure churros and popcorn are my all time favorite snack foods! You can’t beat the price of the giant ones from Costco! This recipe looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it…. Visiting from the Time to Sparkle linky party 🙂

    Oh then this recipe is must=make for you! Thanks so much for stopping by Veronica!

I’m probably going to be having a movie night for my church connect group this week, and I wanted to make some nice popcorn for them instead of the usual microwave in a bag fayre. This looks really good.

    Thanks Aisling! This is one of my favorites, I bet they’d love it too!

This looks to die for! *runs to the kitchen to check for ingredients*

    Ha ha! I make a lot of caramel corn recipes, (kind of obsessed) but this one is especially good. Hope you find that you’ve got everything on hand! 😉

Stumbled upon this, though “Gorgeous”, put it on my today’s To Do List, and set out to shop. I couldn’t find corn syrup, so I sticked with maple syrup instead. I popped my corn using this method I recommend it if, like me, you’ve been a pro at doing a bad job stove popping corn. This method will not fail you, my friend.

Now, the topping. I was kind of skeptic, but it turned out…gorgeous *.* I completely loved it, wouldn’t change a thing. Tested and approved :D!! Thank you so much, Tiffany, for sharing this :*

Discover New Recipes