Homemade Caramel Corn 'n Nuts
45 min
1 hr 45 min


20 cups popped popcorn

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup salted mixed nuts

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    Combine brown sugar, butter, 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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    Bake 45 minutes; stirring after 20 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper. Cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.


7Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
130Sodium (mg)
19Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  November 25, 2014

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!!!

— says Colleen
  December 10, 2011

This is absolutely the best caramel corn. Have been making it for years and have people request it for Xmas. Five stars

— says Deb
  February 13, 2009

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 !

— says Sharyl
  October 31, 2008

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.

— says Carolyn
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