Corn Puff Caramel Corn Recipe
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Corn Puff Caramel Corn Recipe

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Because you don't need to pop the corn or use a candy thermometer, this is faster and easier than more traditional caramel corn recipes. To avoid messy cleanup, consider using a disposable aluminum roasting pan. —Caroline Monroe, Clinton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:20 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) Puffcorn curls or popped popcorn
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 240 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 303 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. Place Puffcorn curls and peanuts in a large roasting pan; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, bring the butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add baking soda; stir well (mixture will foam up). Pour over corn curl mixture and toss well to coat.
  2. Bake at 250° for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Break apart and store in airtight containers. Yield: 5 quarts.
Originally published as Corn Puff Caramel Corn in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p104

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2015

"I made 4 batches of this for our Cookie Walk at church. It's always a hit! Delicious with or without the peanuts!!!!"

Reviewed May. 21, 2012

"What a great recipe. Didn't have any peanuts, put in pecans instead. My son said to add milk chocolate chips. Came out terrific! *****"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"We love this. We just leave out the peanuts."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"This is so yummy and by far much better than traditional caramel corn. No kernels to get chomp on with this one!!! A must at Christmas! I leave out the peanuts as my family isn't crazy about them in it."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"This is absolutley fantastic! Better than crunch and munch or popcorn balls anyday."

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