Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn

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Pumpkin Spiced Caramel Corn
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
196
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
15 cups

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.
 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
16mg
5%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
61µg
7%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.4%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
2µg
2%
Calcium
27mg
3%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
7µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
7µg
2%
Iron
1mg
6%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.6mg
2.9%
Phosphorus
144mg
21%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
105mg
3%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Sugars, added
14g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.9mg
6.1%