Caramel Corn Recipe
Caramel Corn Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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For years I've taken this snack to our church retreat in two containers—one for each night—so it doesn't all disappear the first night. Other church members tell us that if we can't attend, we should just send the caramel corn. —Nancy Breen, Canastota, New York
Featured In: Holiday Popcorn
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:
48 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 12 quarts plain popped popcorn
  • 1 pound peanuts
  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 2 pounds brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses

Directions

Place popcorn in two large bowls. Mix 1/2 pound nuts into each bowl. In a 5-qt. saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Pour half of syrup over each bowl of popcorn and stir to coat. Turn coated popcorn into a large roasting pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and break apart while warm. Cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 48 servings ( 1 cup per serving).
Originally published as Caramel Corn in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p64

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 267 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 12 quarts plain popped popcorn
  • 1 pound peanuts
  • 2 cups butter or margarine
  • 2 pounds brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  1. Place popcorn in two large bowls. Mix 1/2 pound nuts into each bowl. In a 5-qt. saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Pour half of syrup over each bowl of popcorn and stir to coat. Turn coated popcorn into a large roasting pan. Bake at 250° for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and break apart while warm. Cool. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 48 servings ( 1 cup per serving).
Originally published as Caramel Corn in Taste of Home February/March 1994, p64

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mmpense User ID: 1055664 5882
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"If you are like my family and can't eat corn syrup you can substitute it with a simple syrup."

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bbyeomans User ID: 2987233 3279
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2008

"Very delicious and easy to put together, I'll be making this recipe to include with Christmas gifts and to take to work for the crew ... everybody will love it."

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