Are you a fan of sweet and salty snacks? Well, have I got an addicting one for you! My sister first introduced me to something like this many years ago, but I had a hard time finding plain butter corn puffs. Well, it turns out Aldie has them! So we were anxious to give this a go, and it disappeared the first day! Guys, I can't tell you how amazing this is. I hope you'll try this fun new snack this summer and get on board with the BEST treat ever!
Caramel Corn Puffs
1 (5 oz.) bag puffed corn (plain or butter)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 250°F. Pour puffed corn into a large mixing bowl. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat. Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and stir in the baking soda. Pour over the corn puffs and stir until well coated. Quickly spread corn puffs onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring twice while baking (every 15 minutes). Let cool and break into pieces.
Gather your ingredients. You will need a bag of puffed corn, either plain or butter flavor. For this recipe you need 5 oz. of corn puffs, so determine how much to use depending on your bag size. You also need brown sugar, butter, light corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and baking soda.
Preheat the oven to 250°F. Pour the puffed corn into a large mixing bowl. You need it big enough that you can easily stir. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until it starts to thicken.
Remove from the heat and stir in 1/4 teaspoon baking soda. Immediately pour over the corn puffs and stir to coat all. Pour out and spread onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. After baking, let cool, then break into pieces.
I guarantee once you put this in a bowl and offer it to your family or friends, it will be gone in no time! You can't eat just one, or two, or even three. You will want to keep going back for more.
I love fun, unique snacks that are easy and most of all, VERY YUMMY. I hope you enjoy!
Recipe Source: Recipe created by combining quite a few I researched