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. 🙂
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!
Ingredients for our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe
- Brown sugar
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Karo syrup, light corn syrup
- 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!
Enjoy our Halloween Caramel Corn Recipe & a few of these autumn faves!
- Skinny Pumpkin Cream Cheese Loaf
- Homemade Apple Pie
- Halloween Cookie Pizza
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Apple Cinnamon Coconut Loaf
- Halloween Ice-Scream Bar with Cookie Cups Recipe
- Pumpkin Bars with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
- Leftover Halloween Candy Pizza
- Apple Pie Enchiladas
- Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip
- Apple Cinnamon Whole Wheat Cookies
- 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
- Pop your popcorn in an air popper machine. (I had to do two batches)
- Cook the brown sugar, Karo syrup, and 1/2 cup of butter over the stove on medium high heat and bring to a boil.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk.
- 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).
- It will burn if you cook it too long, so make sure you are stirring continuously and watch it closely.
- When it is finished cooking, take your pot off the stove and pour the caramel sauce over your air popped popcorn.
- Mix until all the popcorn is completely coated.
- You will need a very large bowl to mix it all together.
- Toss in M&M's and allow to cool and set.
- Or form mini popcorn balls while still warm, adding M&M's at after ball is formed, set on parchment paper, allow to set.
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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