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Oven Caramel Corn

Oven Caramel Corn

Oven-baked caramel corn, a crunchy popcorn and peanut snack, will disappear fast.

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10 min
Prep Time
1 hr 40 min
Total Time


20 cups plain popped popcorn

1 cup dry roasted peanuts

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 250°F. Combine popcorn and peanuts in roasting pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, 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. Pour mixture over popcorn, stirring until all popcorn is coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until caramel corn is crisp. Remove from pan immediately. Cool completely, stirring occasionally. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition (1/2 cup)

280 Calories
15 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
290 Sodium (mg)
37 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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