Caramel Puffcorn Recipe – Mealtime Monday

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Caramel Puff Corn Recipe on serving table

Warning: This buttery sweet treat can be addictive! This easy to prepare snack will have your friends and family screaming “More Caramel Puffcorn please!”

Make Caramel Puffcorn


  • 2 bags of Chester’s Butter Flavor Puffcorn. (Not every place carries it but I can always find it at Walgreen’s).
  • Chester's Puff Corn
  • 1 cup butter (Do not use margarine, it must be real butter).
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large roasting pan
  • Nonstick cooking spray


  1. Spray sides and bottom of roaster with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Empty contents of both bags of Puffcorn into roaster and set aside.
  3. Puff corn for Caramel Puff Corn Recipe
  4. Place butter, brown sugar and Karo syrup in a heavy saucepan and heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  5. Caramel Puff Corn Recipe in the pot Caramel Puff Corn Recipe heating on the stove
  6. Let boil 2 minutes more, stirring constantly. Mixture will become foamy looking.
  7. Caramel Puff Corn Recipe at a boil
  8. Remove from heat and immediately add vanilla and baking soda, stir.
  9. Pour caramel over Puffcorn in roaster, stir until the puffs are well coated. (Some will be more coated than others but this will even out as the process continues).
  10. Caramel Puff Corn Recipe baking in roasting pan
  11. Bake at 250 F for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  12. When baking is complete dump Caramel Puffcorn onto a large cookie sheet for cooling.
  13. Caramel Puff Corn Recipe cooling on a cookie sheet
  14. Store in an airtight container.


Caramel Puff Corn Recipe tailgate snack

**For a sweet and savory treat with a little kick try shaking some red pepper flakes over Caramel Puffcorn immediately after you dump it onto the cookie sheet for cooling.**