Best Caramel Corn Recipe Ever! (Puffcorn Caramel Corn) (2024)

by Mary Neumann · 56 Comments

Today’s share is a great one – the most awesome, fastest, easiest, best caramel recipe…ever!! Puffcorn Caramel Corn!! Even better, there are no hulls, so people of all ages can enjoy this addictive treat!!

AWESOME & EASIEST EVER!! Makes a GREAT GIFT!! This recipe is from my friend, Danni, of Silo Hill Farm – “When I say this is the easiest, I’m not kidding! Less than 10 minutes to make, 45 minutes to bake, no candy thermometer and you can be eating this in less than an hour. When I say it’s awesome, I’m not kidding there either…I have NEVER met anyone who didn’t love this caramel corn. It has no hulls and no seeds, so little kids and older people love it too!”

Read rave reviews from people who tried this recipe on Pinterest!

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I first heard about this recipe from my Aunt Linda about 10 years ago and later my friend, Danni, from Silo Hill Farm, shared her recipe with all of us. My aunt calls it Crack Caramel Corn. Danni calls it the most awesome and easiest caramelcorn ever – killer stuff!

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THE BEST, FASTEST, EASIEST CARAMEL CORN

2 bags Puff Corn Butter Flavor (3.5 ounces bags – 7 ounces needed for recipe), 1 cup butter (do not substitute), 1 cup light brown sugar, 1/2 cup light corn syrup and 1 teaspoon baking soda – that’s it!!

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HOW TO MAKE THE BEST, FASTEST EASIEST CARAMEL CORN

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. , spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray. Using a 3 to 4 quart sauce pan, bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium to medium-high heat, stirring continuously. Once it begins to boil, boil for 2 minutes, then add baking soda (the caramel mixture will foam up when baking soda is added). Stir well and remove from heat. Pour evenly over puff corn and mix well, being sure to coat the puff corn evenly.

Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 minutes – stirring every 15 minutes. When ready, remove from roasting pan and spread caramel corn on wax paper and allow to cool. Once cooled, break any large pieces into smaller bite size pieces – Enjoy!

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Easy clean up too – just hot water and soap. You can find the Puff Corn at Target, Walmart and local grocery stores.

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This makes a great gift during the holidays!!

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Best Caramel Corn Recipe Ever! Puffcorn Caramel Corn

Ingredients

  • 2 bags Puff Corn Butter Flavor (3.5 ounces bags – 7 ounces needed for recipe) See Tip Below
  • 1 cup butter (do not substitute)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.

Spray a large roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray.

Using a 3 to 4 quart sauce pan, bring butter, brown sugar and corn syrup to a boil over medium to medium-high heat, stirring continuously. Once it begins to boil, boil for 2 minutes, then add baking soda (the caramel mixture will foam up when baking soda is added). Stir well and remove from heat. Pour evenly over puff corn and mix well, being sure to coat the puff corn evenly.

Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 minutes – stirring every 15 minutes.

When ready, remove from roasting pan and spread caramel corn on wax paper and allow to cool. Once cooled, break any large pieces into smaller bite size pieces – Enjoy!

Store in an airtight container up to 5 days.

*TIPS

You can use other brands of Puff Corn like Clancy’s Puff Corn from Aldi, Old Dutch Popcorn Twists.

Many people have left comments on social media posts saying vanilla extract is a great addition – 1 teaspoon.

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Comments

  1. Cris

    Thank you Mary, I made it with salted as you suggested and added pretzel M&M’s and then did a light drizzle of milk and white chocolate. I sent it to work with my husband and it was a huge hit. I’m now obligated to make them all a batch for Christmas. So delicious!

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    • Lenzi

      I cooked mine for 5 mins and it burned what did do wrong

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      • Mary Neumann

        It should not burn, Lenzi – did you bake it at 250 degrees f on the middle rack of the oven?

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  2. Lynn Comeau

    Hi. I live in Canada and have searched online for Chester’s Puffcorn but no luck. Do you think the popcorn twists would work? I don’t know if they’re the same, just a different shape. I’m really not familiar with that product at all. Thanks, Lynn

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  3. Lorene

    Try this recipe using Cheetos it is so good.

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    • Margrie

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  4. Mandy

    Omgoodness!!!! I try not to eat popcorn bc the hulls bother my stomach! I am so excited, I’m making this right now with all the stuff my Nanny used to put in her caramel corn(pretzel sticks, unsweetened coconut strips and pecans!!!). I am so excited to find this!

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  5. Jen

    I made this and stirred in some mixed nuts. It was delicious! I took to a family gathering and brought home an empty bowl! I will definitely make this again!

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  6. Karen Ette

    This is so so good and extremely dangerous! I could eat the whole batch, if I didn’t really watch myself! Easy to make! I believe everyone is getting some of this for Christmas this year. If I don’t eat it all…

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  7. Pat

    I will probably sub honey for corn syrup. Pre diabetic n

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  8. Starr

    Omgosh. The best ever now my go to. Made two batches one plain and the other I put mini chocolate chip in it. This is so easy peezy

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    • Cris

      Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

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      • Mary Neumann

        I used salted, but you can use unsalted too, Cris.

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        • Cris

          Thank you Mary, I made it with salted as you suggested and added pretzel M&M’s and then did a light drizzle of milk and white chocolate. I sent it to work with my husband and it was a huge hit. I’m now obligated to make them all a batch for Christmas. So delicious!

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  9. Michelle K

    This is ridiculously easy and delicious! I couldn’t find corn puffs at my grocery store but knew the technique would work with other snacks, so I made it with Bugles. Delicious! Thanks!

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  10. Carol

    I made the Caramel popcorn and it was easy and yummy thank you for the recipe

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  11. Marta Peters

    Is it possible to use dark corn syrup? I have some on hand that I would like to use.

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