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Caramel Corn Puffs

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
  • Makes
    about 4-1/2 quarts

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

  • 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.
  • 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 15x10x1-in. baking pans.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely. Store in airtight container or plastic bag.

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  • cindyost
    Jan 15, 2012

    Love it, great for young and old.

  • ToniAllen
    May 12, 2011

    This recipe is a great snack. To cut down on the sugar, use 1 cup of splenda & 1 cup of brown sugar.....Yummie, without the guilt!!

  • sharonraburn
    Dec 21, 2010

    this was so good. I just poped reg pop corn, 4 bags of microwave pop, and went from there. it was really good.

  • fjulias
    Nov 20, 2010

    I've used this recipe for several year! It's a big hit and always comes out great. The recipe has been passed down to my son by his request. He plans on making it for his sisters birthday!