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Peanut caramel corn recipe

Peanut Caramel Corn Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 16 cups
Calories 151 kcal

what you'll need

  • 2 bags microwave popcorn plain, lightly salted, un-popped kernels removed
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup peanuts roasted, salted

let's do it

  • Pop both bags of popcorn according to package directions. Empty popcorn into very large mixing bowl, remove un-popped kernels then set aside.
  • Heat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt in saucepan over medium heat. When mixture boils, set timer and continue boiling for 4½ minutes. Remove from heat; add vanilla and baking soda then stir to combine completely (mixture will bubble up).
  • Immediately pour caramel over popcorn and mix to coat popcorn evenly and add peanuts while caramel is still hot and sticky. Pour popcorn onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper, let cool.
  • Break into pieces and enjoy!

One Last Thing

Break peanut butter cups and Heath bears into tiny pieces and add to this caramel corn for an extra decadent treat. Yum!


Calories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 162mgPotassium: 4mgFiber: 1gSugar: 14g
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