Party Candy Caramel Corn
30 min
1 hr 25 min


16 cups popped popcorn

5 cups miniature pretzels

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine

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.)

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200°F.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

    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.


16Fat (mg)
0Cholesterol (mg)
430Sodium (mg)
45Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  September 29, 2011

Everyone loves this. It makes a lot so people can take little bags of it after a party. if there's any left.

— says liz
  November 16, 2009

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! :

— says Tracy
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