Party Candy Caramel Corn

Party Candy Caramel Corn

This colorful sweet caramel corn recipe is a favorite of all ages.

30 min.prep time 1:25total time
6 quarts
252 Ratings

Ingredients

16 cups popped popcorn
5 cups miniature pretzels
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup salted peanuts
2 cups your favorite movie candy (candy-coated milk chocolate pieces, candy corn, chocolate-covered raisins, etc.)

Directions

Heat oven to 200°F.

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

Remove from heat; stir in baking soda. Pour over popcorn and pretzels; sprinkle peanuts over caramel mixture. Stir until all popcorn is coated. 

Bake 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking 25 minutes. Remove from oven; stir in candy. Immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper; cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts (1 cup)

Calories: 350

Fat: 16g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 430mg

Carbohydrates: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #6380©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Everyone loves this. It makes a lot so people can take little bags of it after a party. if there's any left.
My family and friends LOVE this TREAT! It is well worth the work and mess that it makes! : I would suggest putting in another cup of mixed nuts! :

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