Trick-Or-Treat Caramel Corn

Trick-Or-Treat Caramel Corn
114
11 Reviews
Make homemade caramel corn mixed with pretzels, candy corn, and other goodies for a perfect Halloween snack.
25 min
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
26 servings

Ingredients

16 cups
plain popped popcorn
5 cups
miniature pretzels
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 peanuts
1 cup
candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
1 cup
candy corn

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 200°F.
  2. Combine popcorn and pretzels in large roasting pan; set aside.
  3. Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 18-20 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball or candy thermometer reaches 240°F. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.
  4. Pour mixture over popcorn and pretzels; sprinkle with peanuts. Stir until all popcorn is coated.
  5. Bake 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking 20 minutes. Stir in chocolate pieces and candy corn. Continue baking 5 minutes. Immediately spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in tightly covered container.

Recipe Tips

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
49g
Protein
3g
Fat
13g
Sodium
370mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

Hi Kelly! You are correct - we had a typo in the recipe. There should be a 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the recipe, and we have updated it to reflect that. Thanks for the catch!

Rating

I am not sure if there is a typo in the recipe, or if it is meant to have that much salt. I cut the salt in half from what it requires (1/2 cup of salt to 1/4 cup) and the salt was still way too much for our taste. The recipe otherwise is really nice. I will make it again, but will definitely cut the salt down drasticaly or remove all together.

Test Kitchen Comment
From: Mallory
Hi Kelly! You are correct - we had a typo in the recipe. There should be a 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the recipe, and we have updated it to reflect that. Thanks for the catch!
Posted September 27, 2016

Rating

I've been making this recipe every year for Halloween as a family tradition and my kids love it! It has also been a hit at Halloween Parties with adults :)

Rating

I have made this recipe many times over the last 4 years. I make this version for Halloween and have yet to find anyone who does not eat it with relish! For Christmas I use deluxe mixed nuts and eliminate all candy, peanuts, and pretzels, and it makes wonderful Christmas gifts.

Rating

Do you thibk for a gluten free version, maybe adding Chex instead of pretzels? I might just have to try that :)

Rating

I got this recipe a few years ago and have made it several times evary year. My kids love it and so does everyone that has tried it. This will be a tradition in my home for many years to come!

Rating

this is the VERY best treat mix I have ever made. I never manage to get it right every time, but it never lasts long. So, I figure it doesn't matter! My kids love the chemical reaction when you toss the soda in the boiling sugar. And they cannot get enough of the stuff when it is made. I usually make it two or three times during the candy corn season!

Rating

There is never any leftovers when I make this. I plan on using spring color candies for Easter.

Rating

This tasted great. The pretzels and peanuts were a nice salty addition to the mix and the way the carmel coated them was delicious. It was a very time consuming recipe. I will probably only make it a few times a year because of the time involved, but the flavor is great and I received many compliments.

Rating

This is 2nd time making it this year! My kids & husband LOVE IT!! and it's so easy!

Rating

Brought to work today & it got rave reviews. It's really sweet. I shared the Land O Lake web site with everyone who asked for the recipe.

Rating

My daughter asks me to make this recipe every year! It is a hit with teachers and students at school.........and everyone else! Made a batch last night for my son's Harvest party!

Rating

I have made this for my kids and they love it for snacks. It is so easy and delicious.

Rating

My family and friends rave about this treat it is a great mix of salty and sweet!

Comment on this Recipe

Please select a rating

Email address will not be published

Please note, all submissions are screened for content deemed appropriate by Land O'Lakes. Comments are published within 3 business days.

Before you cook a meal for yourself...

How about feeding someone in need for free?
image
image
image
image