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Sticky, yummy, kid friendly caramel popcorn treats

Candy Corn Popcorn Treats

Ingredients

  • 4 quarts of popcorn
  • 2 cups chopped walnuts optional--I don't add walnuts as we don't like them.
  • 3/4 pound of candy corn 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Mix:
  2. popcorn, walnuts, and candy corn in a very large bowl (I used my roasting pan.)
  3. Combine:
  4. All the other ingredients.
  5. Heat to a boil.
  6. Cook until hard crack stage. (I usually only cook it until the soft crack stage.)
  7. Pour the caramel over the popcorn, candy corn, and nuts.
  8. Stir quickly until the popcorn is all coated. If you take too long, the caramel gets hard.
  9. Spread popcorn mixture onto a large buttered cookie sheet or onto wax paper.
  10. When cool, cut into squares and wrap individual squares in plastic wrap.