Oven Caramel Corn
20
cups
10 min
PREP TIME
1 hr 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

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

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

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  December 21, 2016

Love it!

— says Steve
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  September 15, 2016

I found this recipe in a holiday booklet by Land O' Lakes about 8 years ago and have made it dozens of times since. It is perfect. When I spread it on the wax paper to cool, I sprinkle it lightly with Sea Salt for that addictive salty and sweet combo. We have a huge United Way bake sale every year and I make lots of bags of my special sea salt caramel corn and it's usually one of the first things to sell out!

— says Jennifer
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