These delicious, caramel covered, buttery, corn puffs are my favorite treat in the whole world! I could eat them ALL day long!
There’s something about the texture and the buttery caramel goodness that is impossible to resist. You find yourself going back to the bowl for just one more little handful until, before you know it…….the bowl is empty. sniff sniff
This recipe can be made two ways, soft or crunchy. I love both, but the last few times I’ve made it, I have made the soft version.
Depending on where you live, it can be a little tricky to find the butter flavored puffed corn. They are usually in the chip isle near cheddar flavored cheese puffs. Even if you have to hunt them down or have a relative send them to you (I know people who do this) or order them online, It’s worth it! They come in packs of 12.
If you end up ordering in bulk on line, you can freeze unopened bags for months. I love simple treats that are easy to throw together at the last minute. These puffs definitely fit that bill and always brings rave reviews.
They’re also a really fun treat to give friends and neighbors during the holidays.
- 1 bag puff corn (the size of the bag may differ....I use about 5 ounces which in the brand I can find is a bag and a half)
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- ¼ cup light corn syrup
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- pinch salt
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- Pour puffed corn into a large bowl, make sure it is large enough that you will be able to stir the final mixture without making a huge mess
- Combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, vanilla and salt in saucepan.
- Boil 2 minutes, if you want soft corn pops. (stir continually)
- Boil 4 minutes stirring continually if you want the crunchy version.
- Either way you do it, after the allotted boil time, remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
- Mixture will foam.
- Pour mixture over puffed corn and stir until all pieces are evenly coated. If you are doing the soft version that is it, you are done..Enjoy!
- If you are going for crunchy, lightly grease or spray a large cookie sheet or roaster pan.
- Heat your oven to 250 degrees
- Spread mixture onto baking sheet (you need to move fast it will start to harden up in the bowl)
- Bake at 250 for 45 minutes-1 hour stirring every 10-15 minutes
- Let cool and then break into pieces and enjoy!
You are going to LOVE THIS!!!!!!