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Caramel Peanut Popcorn by Crave Cupcakes

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves

Mushroom popcorn pops perfectly round and ensures a more even coat of caramel.

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Directions for: Caramel Peanut Popcorn by Crave Cupcakes



¾ cup mushroom popcorn kernels


1 cup packed brown sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

1 cup butter

½ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

½ tsp vanilla



1. Pop 3/4 cup of mushroom style popcorn kernels (should yield approximately 10 cups popcorn).

2. Place the popped popcorn and 1 1/4 cups peanuts into a large greased bowl.

3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

4. Preheat oven to 350ºF.


1. Place all the caramel ingredients in a medium size saucepan.

2. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly until a candy thermometer reaches 235ºF.

3. Immediately remove caramel from heat.

4. Pour hot caramel over the popcorn and peanuts while tossing with a spatula to ensure popcorn is evenly coated.

5. Spread the popcorn mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

6. Bake the popcorn in the oven for 8 minutes.

7. Remove popcorn from the oven and toss with a spatula to ensure popcorn is evenly coated.

8. Return popcorn to oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until the caramel is deep golden brown.

9. Allow popcorn to cool completely before eating on its own, or using it as cupcake topping.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Caroylne McIntyre & Jodi Willoughby, Crave Cupcakes

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