"Caramel corn gets you started in creating Halloween treat bags with candies, nuts, raisins--choose your favorites!" — Karo®
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Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup
butter or margarine
Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
Treat bags or bowls
Halloween candies, nuts, dried fruits, etc.
This was a huge hit with the kids at my friend's house this afternoon. This solidifies my reputation as the awesome aunt that gives them candy and tasty treats.
Surprisingly easy, and wonderfully delicious. I used the dark Karo syrup and the taste is outstanding. It's as good as the popcorn I'd pay $30 for the same amount of here in Chicago.
I think I only used about 3 quarts of popcorn which left a lot of caramel on each kernel just the way I like it. I popped 1/3 cup of kernels if that helps.
I used a disposable roasting pan, and just let the popcorn cool when it was ready; worked like a charm. The add ins are so much fun - it really makes it festive.
What a fun recipe! Me and my little guy really had a blast mixing in all the . Can't forget to mention how absolutely delicious the caramel corn is too!
There's just one word for this popcorn - YUM! I've made this three times within a week and can't get enough of it. I'm sure the phase will pass (or should I say I hope it does) but for now I'm enjoying myself! A lot of people like to use microwave popcorn but I popped my own on the stove and measured it in a wide mouth quart jar. The first time I made it I packed the jars pretty tight and there didn't seem to be enough caramel to cover it all well. My second batch was 4 quarts loosely packed and it was better but not quite covered like I would have liked it. So on my third batch I lightly packed it and used three quarts and I thought it was perfect. During the baking process I stirred it every 15 minutes and baked as directed but it was harder than I would have liked. I only baked the 3rd batch for right around 30 minutes. Using only three quarts of popcorn allowed the caramel to coat every piece. The last batch was my favorite, nicely coated and a didn't seem to be as hard as the other batches - a little easier on my teeth. I used a foil roasting pan and it worked out perfectly - clean up was a breeze so be sure to spray your foil/pan with cooking spray. Be sure when you stir it to keep the popcorn separated as best as you can and as flat as possible in your pan. It will make breaking it apart much easier. When it was done baking I kept stirring and breaking large clumps apart while it was cooling. This recipe is a keeper!
Delicious, and much easier than I thought! My daughter and I added green food coloring to make "zombie boogers." Her favorite part was adding the baking soda ;) Very easy to reduce calories using light butter (or in our case, vegan) and light sugar.
This was super easy to make! My daughter loved it! I followed the directions as written with exception of scaling the recipe down to 2 servings. I would highly recommend this recipe for caramel corn!
Love this recipe! I have never made caramel corn before and I am glad I found this recipe! My family LOVED this. A keeper definitely. I'll make this for every holiday and event I can think of! Awesome!
This was great! My little guy had a blast mixing all of the different candies together w/ the popcorn. This would be very popular at any kind of party, by just adjusting the types of candy that you are using. The caramel corn part took me 2 tries to get right, but that was adjustments that I needed to make according to how my stove/oven works. I will def be keeping this idea in mind for the future! Thanks for sharing. :)
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Caramel Corn Treat Bags
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 189
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