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Caramel Corn Puffs Recipe

Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren, Minnesota says kids and adults find these sweet and crunchy puffs habit-forming. "They make a perfect late-night snack and travel well when you're on the run."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) popped popcorn
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  • 1. Place popcorn in a large bowl and set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup; bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda; mix well. Pour over popcorn and mix until well coated. Pour into two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in airtight container or plastic bag. Yield: about 4-1/2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 270 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.