Close up of caramel corn puffs in a white bowl.
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Caramel Corn Puffs

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Caramel Corn Puffs are the yummiest snack ever! They are so simple to make and have the perfect combination of salty and sweet, you will be obsessed with this tasty puffed caramel corn recipe.

Bowl of puffed caramel corn

Caramel Corn Puff Ingredients

My mom was the one who taught me to use Corn Puffs instead of popcorn, and I have been hooked ever since! I love caramel corn but I hate that sometimes there are hard seeds in it. There it nothing worse that biting down on a piece of popcorn and finding a hard seed in it. Or getting pieces of popcorn stuck in your teeth. That’s what makes the puffs so much better. You still get that popcorn tasted with out the annoying extras that come with popcorn.

  • Corn Puffs – Corn puffs can be found on the chip isle at the grocery store. There are several different brands that make them, it will just depend on what brand your store carries.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk– Is milk that has been cooked down in order to remove some of the water from it. And you guessed it sugar is added.
  • Unsalted Butter – I prefer to use unsalted butter because the corn puffs usually have salt on them already.
  • Brown Sugar – Is sugar with molasses. Brown sugar has more of a caramel flavor.
  • Light Karo Syrup – a clear-colored syrup made by extracting sugars from cornstarch. Karo syrup is often used when making candy, caramel, frosting, and sweet sauces.
  • Vanilla – If you can make one good investment to your baking, I would suggest a good quality vanilla. You wont regret it! It will add so much flavor to all of your favorite treats.

How To Make Caramel Corn Puffs

Don’t be intimidated when making caramel, it really is super simple. Just follow these easy steps and you will be set! The most important part is making sure that you bring the caramel to a boil. It will get rid on that grainy texture that sugar has and make it smooth and delicious.

  1. In a medium saucepan melt 1 cup (two sticks) of unsalted butter.
  2. Stir in 2 1/2 cups of brown sugar and 1 cup of light Karo syrup.
  3. Add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, and mix well.
  4. Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil. Stirring continuously, boil for 2 mins.
  5. Remove caramel from the heat and stir in 1 tsp. of vanilla.
  6. Pour caramel over corn puffs and stir until all the pieces are covered with caramel.
Close up of caramel corn puffs in a white bowl.

Carmel Corn Puffs

Caramel Corn Puffs are the yummiest snack ever! They are so simple to make and have the perfect combination of salty and sweet, you will be obsessed with this tasty puffed caramel corn recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramel Corn Puffs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 291kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag of corn puffs.
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk.
  • 1 cup butter
  • cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan melt1 cup (two sticks) of butter.
  • Stir in 2½ cups of brown sugar, and 1 cup of light Karo syrup.
  • Add Sweetened condensed milk and mix well.
  • Cook over medium-high heat until it reaches a boil. Stirring continuously boil for 2 mins.
  • Remove from heat and add 1 tsp. of vanilla.
  • Pour caramel over corn puffs and stir until all the pieces are covered with caramel.

Notes

*Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.

Nutrition

Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.6g | Protein: 2.6g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.7g | Sugar: 31.6g | Vitamin D: 5µg | Calcium: 78mg

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