Warning: Highly Addictive Caramel Corn Recipe

I made some caramel corn for a get together with college friends this past weekend. The girls devoured it! It’s one of those “once you start you can’t stop” treats.

What you need:

2 bags of corn puffs (I found them in the chip aisle)


2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
Peanuts (optional)
Large brown paper bag (optional)

What you do:

1. Empty the corn puffs into the paper bag (this makes the mixing part easier). Alternatively you could probably use a really big pot.

2. Boil sugar, butter, syrup and salt for 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and add soda. (This part is fun, it gets kinda foamy). Stir briskly.

4. Quickly pour over corn puffs, right into the bag.

5. Add peanuts.

6. Stir with large wooden spoon in the bag, until most of the puffs are covered with the caramel.

7. Be careful! I burned myself twice. The caramel is really hot.

8. Divide evenly and spread onto two cookie sheets or jelly roll pans.

9. Bake at 200 degrees for 1 hour. Stir/flip every 15 minutes or so while baking.

10. Try not to eat it all before you serve it to your friends or family.


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