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Sneaky Surprise Caramel Corn

Spice Islands®

Sneaky Surprise Caramel Corn


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

3 quarts


3-1/2 quarts popped corn

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

1/2 cup butter OR margarine

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Ground Saigon Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Chipotle Chile Powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract


Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Combine popcorn and pumpkin seeds in pan; place in 250°F oven while preparing glaze.

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.

Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, chipotle, baking soda and vanilla and mix well. Pour syrup over warm popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well.

Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

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