Soft and Chewy Caramel Puffed Corn Recipe

Just when you thought caramel could get any better…just wait!  We love caramel popcorn in our house..however, I am really fussy about the actual popcorn.  I spend time going through the popped corn picking out the un-popped kernels making sure there are none we can break a tooth on.  So, when I came across puffed corn in the grocery store, I was intrigued. Today I want to share my soft and chewy caramel puffed corn recipe with you! Its sooo easy, sooo good and is handy anytime of year.  Right now, though, in the fall it’s perfect.

This chewy caramel puffed corn is the ultimate treat.  First, of all its easy to make…second, it wont break a tooth and third…well, its so dang good you will eat the whole bowl in one sitting.  Maybe thats not a great thing, but it’s just so yummy.

I make this treat when we are headed out on a road trip, when we go camping, or out for a picnic.  I store it in a zip lock bag or large tupperware.  Its the perfect treat!  I can find the puffed corn at my local grocery store with the chips.  You want to either use the plain ones or the buttered ones.  The butter adds a bit more flavor which is never a bad thing!

I love making this, even if it is a sugary treat, I know exactly what is in it and that is important!

I love serving it in my new Rae Dunn serving bowl.  These large bowls are so nice.  They are heavy duty, perfect for mixing and serving.  

You can bake these if you want them to have a crunchy crispy texture.  We love them soft and chewy.  They are so delicious this way!

Caramel Puffed Corn Recipe

This ooey gooey chewy caramel puffed corn recipe is so good and so easy, you will eat the whole bowl!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup karo syrup
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 bag plain puffed corn


  • Put butter, brown sugar, and karo syrup in a pan and heat over medium until all combined stirring continuously.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture comes to a full boil and stir for 5 minutes.
  • Add baking soda and turn off the heat. Stir it all together. The caramel will foam...keep stirring.
  • Pour over your puffed corn mix together. Let cool for about 30 minutes before eating, the caramel gets hot!
Keyword caramel corn, caramel puffed corn, caramel treat, puffed corn
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Make these soft and chewy caramel puffed corn treats!  You can eat them fresh or bake them to give them a crispy texture. We love them chewy and soft!

Tell me this does not look absolutely delectable.  I think I need to make some tomorrow!

Make these soft and chewy caramel puffed corn treats!  You can eat them fresh or bake them to give them a crispy texture. We love them chewy and soft!

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  1. Genius! A chipped tooth is never a good thing! Perfect for the kiddos that might choke on popcorn, too.
    Thank you!

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