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Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
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Caramel Puff Corn

Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best ever caramel puff corn, caramel corn puffs, caramel puff corn, caramel puffed corn, old dutch caramel puff corn recipe, puffcorn crack recipe, puffed corn vs popcorn, sweet corn puff recipe, where to buy puff corn
Servings: 8
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3.5 oz. butter-flavor puffed corn

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  • Add corn syrup, butter, brown sugar and salt to a saucepan.
    Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
  • Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a rolling boil for 1 full minute or until the sauce is at the soft ball stage.
    Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
  • In a bowl, pour the caramel sauce over the puffed corn, stirring constantly until evenly coated. Spray the bowl with non-stick baking spray before adding the sauce and puffed corn to prevent it from sticking.
    Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
  • Pour onto a large sheet pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
    Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
  • Cook at 200 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
    Caramel Puff Corn takes an ordinary snack food and turns into a sweet treat that you won't be able to stop yourself from eating! Seriously, this treat is addicting.  And, it's cheap to make!
  • Cool on the pan.

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Notes

  • You can find Puff Corn in the chip aisle!
  • For the perfect caramel sauce, cook until soft ball stage. What is soft ball stage? If you drop a little caramel into cool water, it will form a ball as opposed to being stringy. Try it!
  • Spray the inside of the bowl used for stirring caramel and puffed corn together for easy removal and less sticking. 
  • Use a sheet pan with sides for the baking stage; this keeps them from falling off. 
  • Stir every 15 minutes during the baking stage to prevent the caramel puffed corn from sticking together.
  • Let cool completely before packaging. 
  • These treats go great with Cinnamon Roasted Pecans

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 342mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg