The caramelizer is mounted on an existing or custom built Cretors popping table or cooling bin. Mixing baffles in the caramelizer simplify the coating process. Popcorn is cooled in a uniform manner, product clumps less and breakage is reduced during the cooling process. Optional built in blowers send cool air up through the perforated stainless steel receiving tray for quicker cooling time. The corn chute allows easy transfer of coated popcorn from receiving tray to storage containers.