Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baked - Carmel Popcorn with Peanuts

I made the Carmel Popcorn with and without Peanuts and without the Chocolate.

Dixie cups with Carmel Corn with Peanuts
I have never made carmel corn before, but I do like it.  I got some for Christmas from a friend and it was great, so I was excited to make this treat.  It also work out good, since I had a dance to go to Saturday night and we are all asked to bring something to share.  I filled 5 ounce Dixie cups so a person could just grab a cup and wander off and munch on the carmel corn.

Ready to go to a party!

I did not add the chocolate.  I have eaten the carmel corn with the chocolate and it is just too much (sweet) for me.  The carmel corn by itself is a wonderful treat.  This recipe made a lot of carmel corn.  Niex time make it for home, I will half this recipe, but since I did have someplace to take it, I was okay.  I took about 30 Dixie cups to the dance and still have plenty to eat or share at work on Monday. 

Now about the making of carmel corn, not just the eating of carmel corn.  The recipe recommend an air popper for the popcorn.  There is one brand out there and it runs around $50.00.  If I make this again, I will get the air popper.  When I made the popcorn the traditional way, on the stove with some oil, I ended up with a lot of unpopped kennels in with the popcorn.  Once I added the carmel and started to mix I could see all of the unpopped kernels and tryed to pull them out.  This was time consuming and took some of the fun out of the process. 

I got a some feedback on the carmel corn.  One person said is was to soft.   Mine did come out soft and chewy, but my boyfriend likes crisp, crunchy carmel corn.  Next time I think I will bake on more sheet pans so it will dry out a bit more. One comment was that it was wonderful.  I came home with five Dixie cups left, I think this is a success.

Also, I did not have a candy thermometer need for this recipe.  Go figure, there is actual an kitchen gadget that I did not have.  This is a very good recipe, not hard to make and I will make it again to perfect my carmel corn making skills.


  1. What a cute idea! I think it would still be great without the chocolate.

  2. This looks splendid - and I'm sure it's wonderful in the taste department as well! I've never made this either - but so glad I did. The party cups are a perfect way to serve - ingenious! I think the caramel doesn't have to be 240.... I took mine off early and it was fine. Kudos to you!

  3. It was good sans the chocolate! Yours look delicious!

  4. I made a bowl without chocolate this time around and it was loved as much as the bowl with the chocolate...both are great treats. I usually bake my caramel corn longer than this recipe suggests and it does get crunchier...I also will bake mine longer next time for the extra crunch.

  5. Hi, Connie! We've missed you at Baked Sunday Mornings & hope you'll be able to come back soon! All the best,