One of the things I make every holiday season for parties and gift-giving is homemade caramel corn.
This is not your ordinary caramel corn, however; and the secret is that its made with Hulless Puff-n-Corn instead of regular popcorn.
Its super simple, makes a huge batch, and I have never taken it somewhere or given it away without being asked for the recipe.
I got this recipe years ago from my dear friend, Pam, who is, by the way, one of the best Jewish “Christmas cookie” bakers I know!
Here’s the recipe, and be warned….. it is crazy addictive!
Best Ever Homemade Caramel Corn
- 2 6-oz bags Snyder Puff-n-Corn (or a brand you can get locally)
- 2 sticks (1 cup) butter
- 1 Tbsp peanut butter
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup Karo light corn syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Spray large roaster pan with Pam cooking spray, and empty both bags of Puff-n-Corn into it. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large saucepan melt butter and peanut butter over medium-high heat. Once melted, add brown sugar and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Stir constantly, and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir well. Pour mixture over popcorn, and stir well to coat.
Bake in oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
Cheers & Hugs,