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4.91 from 11 votes

Caramel Popcorn in the Ninja Foodi

Simple to make and so delicious!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
cooling time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 290kcal
Author: Louise


  • Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker & Air Crisper


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ½ cup popping corn about 8 cups popped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter salted
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract


  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil to the inner pot along with 1-2 corn kernels. Turn the Ninja Foodi on high sear/sauté and cover with glass lid or silicone cover. Allow oil to heat up and when the corn kernels pop, add remaining corn kernels.
  • Continue to heat on high sear/sauté until the kernels are popping rapidly, then decrease the heat to medium-low. Using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula and carefully stir a few times to ensure that most kernels pop and don't burn. When popping has almost stopped, turn the Ninja Foodi off. Uncover and stir. Dump the popcorn into a large bowl and wipe out the pot. You should have about 8 cups of popcorn. Try and remove any unpopped kernels.
  • Add butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to the inner pot and turn the heat on high sear/sauté. Stir frequently, with a wooden spoon (or silicone) until butter is melted and the mixture starts to boil. When it starts to boil, do not stir.
  • Allow the mixture to boil for about 6-7 minutes and when the temperature reaches 300°F/149°C, turn the Ninja Foodi off.
  • Add in the baking soda and stir. The mixture will bubble and rise up. Add vanilla extract and stir. Immediately dump in the popcorn. Stir with a wooden spoon to coat with the caramel mixture.
  • When well coated, remove caramel popcorn and cool it on a cooling rack. Break up any large clumps of popcorn. When completely cool, serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 196mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 355IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg