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


  1. 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. 

  2. 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. 

  3. In a small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle over still warm popcorn. Allow to cool. Break into chunks and serve. 


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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
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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 :*

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