Puffed Caramel Corn


Bob Correll

R.I.P. 3/31/2022
My wife makes this for the holidays, and it is so addicting!
This recipe is the same as hers, but she doesn't add peanuts. I've requested that she does the next time she makes it.

  • 1 (8 ounce) bag corn puffs (such as O-Ke-Doke®)
  • 1 cup salted peanuts (Optional)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


Instructions Checklist
  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
  • Step 2
    Combine corn puffs and peanuts in a large roasting pan.
  • Step 3
    Bring butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to a boil in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda until mixture foams up. Pour over corn-peanut mixture and toss well using rubber spatulas.
  • Step 4
    Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes, until a cooled piece of corn is crunchy, about 45 minutes.
    Step 5
    Spread on waxed paper to cool. Break apart and transfer to an airtight container.