If you’ve ever walked by the Target dollar section, you know this scenario. I went in looking for something very specific. I can’t remember what it was now but I can tell you what it definitely wasn’t: candy corn. But as I got distracted by the super fun fall and Halloween themed decor pieces in the dollar section, I also stumbled upon a big bag of candy corn and of course it was only a dollar. So I had to get it. As I finished the rest of my shopping trip, the reason for the candy corn became much more apparent. I decided that the combination of caramel coated popcorn and candy corn was something I definitely needed in my life. So this homemade recipe for caramel candy corn popcorn was born!
In our house, popcorn is pretty sacred. My mom loves her popcorn especially if it comes straight from the movie theatre. I love salty and buttery popcorn as much as the next girl, but sometimes I have a craving for something sweet! That’s why this popcorn recipe is the perfect solution for my moms love for popcorn and my need for something sweet.
The best part about this popcorn recipe is it’s so easy to make. Have friends dropping by unannounced? This popcorn recipe takes less than an hour to make from start to finish, but it’s a recipe you can drop in the oven and forget about it for 30 minutes or so while you work on something else.
I love candy corn as much as anyone, but I definitely can get to the point where I’ve eaten too much of it. So it’s a really good thing that candy corn is one of those holiday season delicacies. So adding them to delicious caramel popcorn just made the most sense in the world to me.
To start this recipe, you’ll need your favorite homemade caramel recipe. It can be salted caramel recipe, like my favorite, or just plain caramel. Either way, you can make that ahead of time and be one step closer to your own batch of caramel candy corn popcorn.Print
- 1 cup homemade caramel
- 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
- 1–2 cups of candy corn
- Pop popcorn on stove top or in air popper according to package instructions
- Spread popped popcorn on cookie sheet
- Pour caramel over popcorn, coating generously
- Bake at 250 degrees for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through to make sure popcorn doesn’t burn
- Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before mixing candy corn in
You can easily sub out your favorite holiday candy to make this a seasonal favorite!
This post is a part of Fall Welcome Week with A Savory Feast! Be sure to pop on over and see the other fun posts welcoming the first week of fall.