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Puffcorn Caramel Corn

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Great treat for kids and adults alike. I get asked for this recipe every time I make it. It’s made with hull-less type corn, similar to puff style Cheetos (without the cheese!).

Ingredients

  • 1 Package (9 Ounces) Puffcorn (I Use A Brand Called Old Dutch)
  • 1 cup Butter (NOT Margarine)
  • 1-¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • ⅔ cups Light Corn Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda

Preparation

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Combine butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup in a 2-quart sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until mixture has melted. Once mixture has melted, add the baking soda. (NOTE: This will cause the mixture to foam.)

Pour the puffcorn into a large roaster pan. Pour the caramel mixture over the puffcorn and stir until mixed.

Place in oven for 45 minutes, stirring at least every 10-15 minutes.

Remove from oven, pour onto waxed paper and break apart. Let cool and then break into individual bites.

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ABusyNest on 7.29.2010

You’ve just brought back a very delicious childhood memory! I remember having this at a neighbor’s house, but never saw it made anywhere again. If I ever come across Puffcorn, I am making this immediately!

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maryloves2cook on 1.24.2010

This is one of my favorite recipes at Christmas! I live in MN and we have the Old Dutch Puffcorn, too. I just saw a different brand at my local Cub grocery store this past week, from Frito Lay. Also, Kwik Trip Gas stations has there own brand, I believe.

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amyok71 on 9.24.2009

Oh My Gosh! I can’t wait to try this! When we lived in Cleveland, OH…I used to buy this at a local grocery store and I would eat the entire bag. I cannot find anything like it here but I think I’ve seen the plain puffcorn. I’ll have to look. YUM!

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Kristi Carpenter on 9.20.2009

Here in KY, we have puffcorn made by Mike Sells. It’s addictive on it’s own. I can only imagine how much more addictive it would be this way!

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Calimom on 9.4.2009

Where are you from? I’m here in California and have never seen or heard of puffcorn before. It looks amazing!

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Janie on 5.29.2012

Perfect exactly as written! Just an FYI, I used dark brown sugar … and (oops) puffcorn that was a couple weeks past its best-by date. But the end product still turned out crispy and full of buttery caramel-y goodness. Hubbie (the puffcorn fan in the house) loves it. Thanks for sharing.

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SinCitySugar on 3.22.2012

Fantastic! This along with Mrs. Swartz’ bithday cake batter popcorn makes the first me on everyone’s potluck list!

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razberry125 on 1.31.2011

this does not last long in our house! getting ready to make another batch today! love it!

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meeshiesmom on 7.7.2010

This recipe caught my eye because my daughter loves puffed corn. This recipe is so simple and addictive. Whenever I make it, everyone loves it. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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