Caramel Corn Halloween Treat Bags

Caramel corn is a delicious and inexpensive treat for any get together but it's a natural for Halloween!

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 quarts


  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Karo┬« Light Corn Syrup
  • OR Karo┬« Dark Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Treat bags OR bowls
  • Halloween candies, nuts, dried fruits, etc...


  1. Spray large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250°F oven while preparing glaze.

    Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan.  Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.
  3. Pour syrup over warm popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well.

    Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

    To serve, set out small bowls of your favorite candies, nuts or fruits and let your guest individualize their own Halloween treat!