Make homemade caramel corn mixed with pretzels, candy corn, and other goodies for a perfect Halloween snack.

Land O'Lakes
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Ingredients

26
Original recipe yields 26 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

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  • Combine popcorn and pretzels in large roasting pan; set aside.

  • Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 18-20 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a soft ball or candy thermometer reaches 240 degrees F. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda.

  • Pour mixture over popcorn and pretzels; sprinkle with peanuts. Stir until all popcorn is coated.

  • Bake 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking 20 minutes. Stir in chocolate pieces and candy corn. Continue baking 5 minutes. Immediately spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in tightly covered container.

Nutrition Facts

290 calories; 12 g total fat; 20 mg cholesterol; 336 mg sodium. 44.6 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
this is very good and so easy. I used a candy thermometer and even cooking slowly on a medium heat it didn't take as long as stated to reach the soft ball stage. I did sub out some of the pretzels for peanut butter chex cereal I had that I wanted to use up. It was a nice variation. I always stir my peanuts in with the sauce after it has cooked with the baking soda. That way the peanuts seem to adhere to the other ingredients and aren't straggling around at the bottom of the bowl. The candy corn and M&Ms made it very festive! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
this is very good and so easy. I used a candy thermometer and even cooking slowly on a medium heat it didn't take as long as stated to reach the soft ball stage. I did sub out some of the pretzels for peanut butter chex cereal I had that I wanted to use up. It was a nice variation. I always stir my peanuts in with the sauce after it has cooked with the baking soda. That way the peanuts seem to adhere to the other ingredients and aren't straggling around at the bottom of the bowl. The candy corn and M&Ms made it very festive! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2019
this is very good and so easy. I used a candy thermometer and even cooking slowly on a medium heat it didn't take as long as stated to reach the soft ball stage. I did sub out some of the pretzels for peanut butter chex cereal I had that I wanted to use up. It was a nice variation. I always stir my peanuts in with the sauce after it has cooked with the baking soda. That way the peanuts seem to adhere to the other ingredients and aren't straggling around at the bottom of the bowl. The candy corn and M&Ms made it very festive! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2017
This was such a great Halloween party snack for a party I attended. Everyone loved it and the bowl was gone when I left. I followed the recipe exactly but did not cookout caramel sauce anywhere near 18-20 min. It was more like 10min in total. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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