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Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe makes fabulous popcorn balls or just enjoy it by the handful too! I must say that Caramel Corn and M&M’s are meant to be together! If you are like me then you’ll agree that homemade caramel corn is always a delight anytime of year! I’m sure that our halloween caramel corn will win you over with all that gooey-deliciousness of homemade caramel. . . brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk, karo syrup, and butter lightly tossed with air popped popcorn! Then, we’re take it right over the top by adding autumn M&M’s!  I mean, it just doesn’t get any better. 🙂

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe makes fabulous popcorn balls or just enjoy it by the handful too! by

Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe

When I was a kid I love-loved caramel popcorn balls.  I’m sure my mom grew tired of making them because anytime I had to a treat somewhere guess what we were making?  She was kind though and made them with me every time until I out grew out them a little bit! To this day, I still remember making them together and that’s the part that counts the most. 🙂

Halloween Caramel Corn is just as fun and tasty to eat by the handful but if you want to make it a little more exciting have everyone join in rolling them into popcorn balls.  It’s gooey-sticky fun for the whole family!

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe makes fabulous popcorn balls or just enjoy it by the handful too! by

Ingredients for our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe

  • Brown sugar
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Karo syrup, light corn syrup
  • Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Sea salt
  • Halloween colored M&M’s
  • Brown and orange mini M&M’s

How to make our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe

  • I found it was easier to loosely pack the caramel corn into a ball, add the M&M’s into the holes, and then pack tighter to finish out the ball shape.  
  • Otherwise, it seemed kinda floppy and the M&M’s started to melt a little bit.  
  • I recommend quickly packing the mini balls and set them on parchment paper to complete cooling.
  • I think they’re adorable in their petite form, of course, you can always make them softball sized too!

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe makes fabulous popcorn balls or just enjoy it by the handful too! by

Enjoy our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe & a few of these autumn faves!

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe makes fabulous popcorn balls or just enjoy it by the handful too! by

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Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe

Halloween Caramel Corn on make popcorn balls or just eat it by the handful! Caramel Corn and M&M's are meant to go together!

Our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe make great popcorn balls or just eat it by the handful too!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup Karo syrup, light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup of UN-popped popcorn
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups halloween colored M&M's
  • 1/2 cup brown and orange mini M&M's, if desired


  1. Pop your popcorn in an air popper machine. (I had to do two batches)
  2. Cook the brown sugar, Karo syrup, and 1/2 cup of butter over the stove on medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Stir continually for about 3 to 4 minutes until it gets to the soft ball stage (it clings together when you drop some in cold water).
  5. It will burn if you cook it too long, so make sure you are stirring continuously and watch it closely.
  6. When it is finished cooking, take your pot off the stove and pour the caramel sauce over your air popped popcorn.
  7. Mix until all the popcorn is completely coated.
  8. You will need a very large bowl to mix it all together.
  9. Toss in M&M's and allow to cool and set.
  10. Or form mini popcorn balls while still warm, adding M&M's at after ball is formed, set on parchment paper, allow to set.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 629Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 110gFiber: 1gSugar: 99gProtein: 5g

Halloween Caramel Corn is festive and fun to take to any of your autumn activities!

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