Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn

Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn
Staff Writer

Easy Recipes From Scratch

Caramel corn has long been a favorite holiday giveaway, so give it a Halloween twist and make this pumpkin-spiced version for your trick-or-treaters this year. 

15
Servings
1145
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 15  Cups  popcorn
  • 1  Cup  pumpkin seeds, hulled
  • 1  Cup  brown sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  butter
  • 1/4  Cup  corn syrup
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Tablespoon  pumpkin purée
  • 1  Teaspoon  pumpkin spice
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder

Directions

Heat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the popcorn in a large mixing bowl with the pumpkin seeds. 

In a large saucepan, heat the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt, pumpkin purée, and pumpkin spice over medium heat. Stir constantly. Heat until the mixture starts to bubble around the edges, about 5-8 minutes.

Remove the syrup from the heat. Then, stir in the baking soda. It will immediately froth up and double in size, which is why you want to use a large saucepan.

Pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir until the popcorn is evenly coated. Pour onto a large baking sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.
 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
87%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
139g
100%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
47mg
5%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
23g
92%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
253mg
79%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
519mg
74%
Selenium, Se
15µg
27%
Sodium, Na
2185mg
100%
Water
11g
0%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.