caramel corn puffs

25 October 2010

Best fall recipe ever.
 My sil Kristine introduced these to me when we were in Logan, Utah going to Utah State. (go Aggies!) I had never even heard of corn puffs. I became addicted and made her make these whenever we came over to play Pit or Phase 10.

When we lived in Lubbock, I could not find these anywhere. Now, in Virginia I have Kroger again and these are $1 a bag. Wahoo! I’ve also seen them at Big Lots, Food Lion, Macy’s food stores (in Utah)  in the chip aisle. september 2010 026 1Now of course, you can make this with regular popcorn, but the wonderful thing about these is that they have no kernels. So, it’s like caramel corn but lighter and fluffier and much more fun to eat. A perfect quick treat for family night, chilly autumn evenings, put some in clear cellophane bags and tie with a ribbon for a fun treat to give away, or to take camping. My kids like them without any almond stuff. Enjoy!
september 2010 012 1 Kristine’s Corn Puffs
2 c. brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
1/2 c. light Karo syrup
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
1 Tbsp water
dash of almond extract (optional)
2 pkgs (5-6 oz size) corn puffs
sliced almonds (optional)
Blend top ingredients together over medium heat. Once it comes to a boil, cook for one minute, then remove from heat.
Add almond extract (optional)
Pour over corn puffs and stir until coated and then add almonds.

* Have fun eating without worrying about biting into a kernel. 
* Please don’t blame me for the 3 pounds you gain when you hide yourself in the garage and eat the whole blasted bowl yourself.

Want some more fall recipes? Here are some favorites:
greatest granola  .  easy peasy homemade donuts   .   soft pumpkin cookies   .   caramel corn puffs   .    foolproof yeast bread


  1. I just wanted to say, that I absolutely adore your blog! Every single post! Keep up the fun ideas! You are so creative and inspiring!!

    Blessings!- Shawna

  2. Holy Moly! I've never seen Poppers before but I'm gonna start looking, these look amazing! Thanks!

  3. Go Aggies! I love this treat but have never searched out a recipe.

    As always, your blog gives me just what I need just when I need it!

  4. yummm I just put a recipe on my blog for carmel corn. I never liked the stuff til this year. I will have to try yours. I live in mn & we have carmel puffs that just come that way and they are good but home made is sooo much better. thanks for sharing

  5. Are there plain puffs, or do you use cheddar? I'm guessing you don't use cheddar for the caramel covered ones, but thought I'd ask!
    Sounds yummy...thanks for sharing!

  6. OOh, my interest is definitely piqued! :)

  7. I have to make these . I'm drooling more than my dog does when she is begging for food Great blog !!!

  8. I only use the butter puffs, but I wouldn't use cheddar, unless you want to develop a new taste :) I think there are plain as well...

  9. Yum, yum, yum. I've not seen these at Kroger, but I'm for sure checking next time I go!

  10. Oh wow! This recipe sounds so tasty! I'll have to try it out.

  11. Ah I love you even more because you're an Aggie! LOVE your blog btw! Go Aggies!

  12. My SIL introduce us to the poppers last year but haven't been able to find them here in Cali. I haven't tried Big Lots..going to try them next! Thanks for the recipe sounds delish!

  13. Yum! Never heard of these and I love the part about no kernels to get stuck in my teeth!

    Hearts, Sami Jo

    ps loved the "whole blasted bowl" part! hilarious!

  14. mmmm, i think this is the same recipe i use. we call it 'carmel crack corn'. yum.

  15. And also the other great thing about them is that they have NO calories. You could eat the whole bag with NO remorse.
    Oh, I wish.
    Because eating the entire bag is exactly what I would do.


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