I'm sure you think caramel popcorn is caramel popcorn, but here is my recipe and I love it and it's gooey and delicious and I think I will make some as soon as I finish my post (when I'm excited my sentences tend to run-on):
2 Cups Brown Sugar
2/3 Cups Maple Syrup (the same stuff you pour on pancakes)
1/2 Cup butter (I prefer butter over margarine, but either works)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups popcorn kernels
Pop the popcorn (I use the glorious air popper or just do 2-3 bags microwave). Bring the sugar, butter and syrup to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, add the soda and stir until nice and foamy. Pour over popcorn, mix, and enjoy.