Homemade Caramel Corn 'n Nuts

Homemade Caramel Corn 'n Nuts

This best-ever caramel corn is made extra special with the addition of mixed nuts.

45 min. prep time
18 cups
454 Ratings


20 cups popped popcorn
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted mixed nuts


Heat oven to 200°. Place popcorn in large ungreased roasting pan; set aside.

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil (12 to 14 minutes). Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 238°F or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball (4 to 6 minutes).

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Carefully (mixture will be hot)pour over popcorn; sprinkle nuts over caramel mixture. Stir until well coated.

Bake for 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup)

Calories: 140

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #4758©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

We make this recipe every fall and every Christmas - it is a family tradition we all love. This is so easy and so delicious - 5 stars plus!!!
This is absolutely the best caramel corn. Have been making it for years and have people request it for Xmas. Five stars
This caramel corn is the best. I made containers of this for gifts and included the recipe which the recipients then made again for themselves. You just can't quit eating this !
This was the easiest carmel corn recipe I have ever used! I made 10 batches for two halloween parties this week and everyone loved it.

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