Food & Cooking Tips & Recipes, Tips & Helpful Advice — September 26, 2017 at 8:21 pm

Halloween Caramel Corn

Summit halloween caramel cornTake homemade caramel corn and turn it on its head by adding pretzels, candy corn, M&MS and Reese’s Pieces for a colorful and easy Halloween snack.

Makes about 26 servings.


16 cups plain popped popcorn

5 cups, miniature pretzels

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup dark corn syrup

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup salted peanuts

1 cup M&MS mixed with Reese’s Pieces

1 cup candy corn


Heat oven to 200 degrees.

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

Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in a 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 it reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. 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 more. Stir in M&MS, Reese’s Pieces and candy corn. Continue baking 5 minutes. Immediately spread onto waxed paper to cool. Store in tightly covered container.