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Halloween Caramel Popcorn Munch Recipe #HalloweenTreatsWeek

It’s Halloween and there’s nothing better than a homemade caramel popcorn munch recipe to eat at home or take to a party.

Halloween caramel munch popcorn

This recipe is a part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek, a yearly online get-together of bloggers sharing fun and delicious treats for the holiday.

You can find links to other Halloween recipes at the bottom of the post, or enter #HalloweenTreatsWeek into any social media site and find the recipes.

Get Out The Candy Corn

You can have a lot of fun with this holiday recipe. Get some fun candy sprinkles, plenty of candy corn, and lots of drizzled chocolate.

Green and orange M&M’s make a fun addition to this treat, if you want to add more candy options.

You can choose to drizzle white chocolate over the top or change it out for milk chocolate.

Or, you can add orange food dye to the white chocolate and make it even more Halloween-ish.

I found some fun googly candy eyes on Amazon that was a perfect addition to the treat.

Caramel popcorn with candy corn, pretzels, and peanuts in orange containers.

Homemade Caramel Popcorn

This recipe starts out with the bones, or in other words, the tasty homemade caramel that holds the popcorn together.

And, it’s a wonderful buttery flavored caramel that coats the popcorn made out of brown sugar, corn syrup, and of course, butter.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Halloween Caramel Popcorn?

  • Popcorn
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Light corn syrup
  • Salt
  • White chocolate chips
  • Candy corn
  • Pretzels
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Halloween sprinkles

Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

How Do I Make the Caramel Popcorn Recipe?

  1. You can either pop the popcorn at home or buy pre-popped popcorn for this recipe.
  2. Start by popping or having the popcorn ready.
  3. Add the butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to a saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling for five minutes.
  4. Pour over the popped popcorn and toss to cover popcorn.
  5. Spread the popcorn out on three cookie sheets covered with parchment paper.
  6. Sprinkle the pretzels, candy corn, peanuts, and almonds over the popcorn.
  7. In a small bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in increments of 30 seconds until melted.
  8. Take a spoon and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn mixture.
  9. Sprinkle Halloween sprinkles over the top of the white chocolate.
  10. Either refrigerate or leave on the counter until the chocolate has hardened.
  11. Break apart and place the popcorn mixture into small bowls or bags.
Homemade caramel popcorn, with candy corn, pretzels, and googly eyes.

How To Make Caramel Popcorn

Two sticks of butter in a saucepan.

Start the homemade caramel recipe by adding two sticks of butter to a saucepan on medium-high heat.

Pouring light corn syrup into a saucepan with butter for homemade caramel.

Once the butter starts to melt, pour in the light corn syrup.

Adding brown sugar to a saucepan with corn syrup and melting butter.

Next, add the brown sugar and salt and stir everything together.

The combination of the three ingredients makes a rich and flavorful caramel sauce that is out-of-this-world.

Boiling homemade caramel sauce in a saucepan.

Bring the caramel mixture to a boil and let it boil for five minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pouring homemade caramel sauce over popped popcorn.

Pour the hot caramel sauce over the popcorn and stir to coat as much of the popcorn as possible.

You might not get all of the popcorn coated, and that’s ok. I used 30 cups of popcorn so I had to pour half of the caramel over a bowl and half over another bowl.

You can also add the peanuts, almonds, and pretzels to the popcorn before adding the caramel if you’d like to coat those pieces, as well.

Popcorn with candy, pretzels, peanuts, and almonds spread out on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.

Once you spread the popcorn out on the cookie sheet, top with the pretzels, almonds, candy corn, googly eyes, and peanuts.

I used parchment paper underneath the popcorn because it comes right off and you won’t have to spend half of your night cleaning caramel off of cookie sheets.

White chocolate chips in a small glass bowl.

Add the white chocolate chips to a small bowl and melt in the microwave in increments of 30 seconds.

If you’re going to add food coloring, add it right after you melt the chocolate.

Drizzling white chocolate over caramel popcorn.

Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn, pretzels, peanuts, almonds, and candy.

Cover the white chocolate with sprinkles while it’s still warm, and they will stick nicely.

Let the popcorn cool on the counter or in the refrigerator until the chocolate and caramel harden.

Melted white chocolate on popcorn and pretzels.
Halloween caramel popcorn in an orange cup with Trick-Or-Treat written on the outside.

Once the caramel and white chocolate harden, break the popcorn apart and place it into containers or a baggie.

We ended up with three and a half large gallon bags of caramel popcorn.

Halloween Caramel Popcorn Munch Recipe

Check out the recipe card below, grab those ingredients, and start creating! I love this recipe and I think you’ll love this one, too. 

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your caramel popcorn and candy on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us.

Yield: 30 cups

Halloween Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Halloween caramel popcorn in an orange cup with Trick-Or-Treat written on the outside.

It's Halloween and there's nothing better than a homemade caramel popcorn munch recipe to eat at home or take to a party. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

Popcron

  • 9 Tbsp. vegetable oil (only if you are popping the popcorn at home)
  • 30 cups of popped popcorn (or 1-1/2 kernels to pop)

Caramel

  • 1 cup butter (or two sticks)
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 12 oz. white chocolate chips

Toppings

  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • Sprinkles
  • Googly eyes

Instructions

Popcorn

  1. If you are making the popcorn at home, add three tablespoons of vegetable oil to a large saucepan and add half a cup of kernels.
  2. Turn the burner on medium to medium-high heat, place a lid on top, and pop the popcorn.
  3. Repeat two more times to get 30 cups of popcorn.

Caramel

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan on medium-high heat.
  2. Pour the light corn syrup into the pan, along with the brown sugar and salt, and mix well.
  3. Bring to a boil and allow it to boil for five minutes.
  4. Pour the homemade caramel over the popcorn, while stirring the popcorn to coat.
  5. Spread the caramel popcorn out on three cookie sheets.
  6. Top with pretzels, peanuts, almonds, and candy corn.

Chocolate Topping

  1. Melt the white chocolate chips in a small bowl in increments of 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Take a spoon and drizzle the chocolate over the popcorn mixture.
  3. Top with sprinkles over the white chocolate.
  4. Refrigerate the popcorn or allow it to sit on the counter until the caramel and white chocolate harden.
  5. Break apart and put into bowls or plastic bags.

Notes

This recipe will make 30 cups of popcorn. It will fill three and a half gallon size bags.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 268mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 29gProtein: 4g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:  Halloween Cookies & Bars: Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes: Halloween Brownies: Halloween Pies & Cheesecakes: Halloween Drinks: Chilled Halloween Treats: Sweet Halloween Treats: Savory Halloween Recipes: 

Happy Halloween!

Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!  

Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals

OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set

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Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife 

Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish

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Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar

Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms

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Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms 

6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker

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Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life

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Prize #6 from Julie  at Back To My Southern Roots

1 Copy of  – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups

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Prize #8 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS

1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”

 

Prize #9 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”

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Prize #10 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog

1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”

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Prize #11 from Michaela from An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer from Take Two Tapas and Michele from West Via Midwest

ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card$75 Amazon gift card

 

Prize #12 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka

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Prize #13 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise

1 Copy of her cookbook, ” The Serial Killer Cookbook: True Crime Trivia and Disturbingly Delicious Last Meals from Death Row’s Most Infamous Killers and Murderers”

 

Prize #14 from Amy from House of Nash Eats

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including:  Angie of BigBearsWife ,  Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms,  Terri of Our Good Life,  Julie of Back To My Southern Roots,  Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
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