White Chocolate Caramel Corn

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

When we were getting ready for Christmas, I really wanted to have some sort of popcorn treat for Christmas morning.  An idea had been floating around in my head for a while, and I decided to give it a try.  I basically took a couple different jello popcorn recipes, smooshed them together, changed and added a couple ingredients, and this is what I came up with!  White chocolate caramel corn.

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

I have a disclaimer - this popcorn is less white chocolate and more caramel.  Even though I used white chocolate pudding mix, I felt like we couldn't taste the white chocolate much - it ended up tasting more caramel-y to me.   If you are looking for something more chocolate-y, see the variation at the end of this recipe!

White Chocolate Caramel Corn

8 cups popped popcorn, plain

3 tbsp. light corn syrup

1/2 stick margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

3.3 oz. package white chocolate pudding mix 

Nutmeg (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit).  Line a baking pan with tin foil and grease with cooking spray.  Set aside.

2. Put margarine and corn syrup in saucepan over medium heat.

3. Once butter has melted, stir in brown sugar and pudding mix.  Continue to heat, stirring constantly.

4. Once mixture has reached soft ball stage (if you put a little of the mixture into cold water you will be able to form a soft ball with your fingers - you can also tell when it's getting close to this point when the boiling mixute looks like it is pulling away from the sides of the pan), remove from heat and pour over popcorn.  Mix well.

5.  Spread popcorn into prepared baking pan. 

6.  Bake popcorn at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  Remove from oven and stir popcorn.  If desired, sprinkle nutmeg into popcorn.  Let cool and break apart if necessary.  Serve immediately or store in plastic bag.  

White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

Variation: If you want this to be more white-chocolate-y, I think one way to accomplish that would be to let the popcorn cool, then melt some white chocolate chips and mix them in with the popcorn, lightly coating it with chocolate!  I haven't tried it personally (yet), but I think it would be a pretty yummy addition!


White Chocolate Caramel Popcorn Recipe | Through Clouded Glass

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Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Oh, yum! Sounds like a great party food!

Susannah said...

This sounds super good!!! I kinda am addicted to popcorn!

Melanie said...

Yum!! I love experimenting with popcorn recipes!

Lauren said...

This sounds amazing! Elyse LOVES popcorn and would love it this way as well!

Hannah said...

oh, this sounds and looks wonderful! I might have to try it out soon! :)

Kate Craig said...

I made caramel corn on Christmas too! I've never heard of adding pudding

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