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Movie-Time Caramel Corn

Movie-Time Caramel Corn

Crunchy, sweet and buttery-perfect for an anytime snack.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time


18 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 (12-ounce) can (2 cups) salted peanuts

1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200°F. Place popcorn in large 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, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 12-14 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 250°F or small amount of mixture dropped in ice water forms a hard ball. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

  3. STEP 3

    Carefully pour hot mixture over popcorn; sprinkle peanuts over caramel mixture. Stir until all popcorn is coated. Bake 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately place caramel corn on waxed paper; sprinkle with candy, cool completely. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition (1 cup)

310 Calories
16 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
220 Sodium (mg)
37 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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