Make homemade caramel corn mixed with pretzels, candy corn, and other goodies for a perfect Halloween snack.
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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
Heat oven to 200°F.
Combine popcorn and pretzels in large roasting pan; set aside.
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.
Pour mixture over popcorn and pretzels; sprinkle with peanuts. Stir until all popcorn is coated.
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.
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These Halloween snacks are the perfect way to get everyone in a festive mood at your next Halloween party.