Caramel Puffcorn



I had a taste of this recipe while taking care of an elderly couple. I think I ate the whole bag! Of course I had to have the recipe. It is delicious to bring along to a get together and so easy to make! Easy to do for a snack at the last minute too. On this batch I had extra sugar melted in the box so I added some almonds and microwaved them in the same manner (but only 2x) They were a great addition!


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15 Min
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1 bag(s)
puff corn (chester's, kwik trip etc.)
1 c
brown sugar
1 stick
1/4 c
karo white syrup
1 tsp
baking soda

How to Make Caramel Puffcorn


  • 1In a large glass measuring cup(at least 4 cups) put sugars and butter.
  • 2Microwave for 3 minutes, stirring half way through.
  • 3Stir in Baking soda until it expands, foams and turns a lighter color. Pour over puff corn in a paper bag or cardboard box that fits in your microwave. Shake!
  • 4Microwave 45 seconds, remove and shake!
  • 5Repeat 2 more times and pour out onto freezer paper. Be careful--it is HOT!
  • 6Break apart a bit with the spatula and let it cool. Then you can break it apart a bit more.
  • 7CAUTION!!! While breaking apart the cool clusters, DO NOT TASTE! (you will eat the while batch and have to start over!)

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About Caramel Puffcorn

Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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