Caramel Corn Treat Bags


Caramel corn gets you started in creating Halloween treat bags with candies, nuts, raisins–choose your favorites!

Original recipe makes 4 quarts


4 quarts popped popcorn
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Karo® Light or Dark Corn Syrup
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
Treat bags or bowls
Halloween candies, nuts, dried fruits, etc.

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    45 mins


    1 hr


  1. Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250 degrees F oven while preparing caramel.
  2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  4. Pour syrup mixture over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.
  6. To serve, set out small bowls of your favorite candies, nuts or fruits and let your guests individualize their own Halloween treat.


Calories: 459 kcal
Carbohydrates: 67.8 g
Cholesterol: 31 mg
Fat: 21 g
Fiber: 1.8 g
Protein: 1.7 g
Sodium: 587 mg