Good Monday Morning, if there is such a thing!

Here’s yet another fun Pumpkin recipe that is going to knock your halloween socks off.  I sure hope you can find those Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses at your local Target, because that’s the secret ingredient to make my pumpkin caramel corn.  It is seriously incredible!  Now, never fear those of you who cannot get your hands on those kisses, you can substitute 1 Cup of butterscotch chips for an equally tasty caramel corn.  It goes great with the chocolate too.

I had fun wrapping up some cute little cellophane bags of this delightful caramel corn and gave it as gifts last week.  Works great at any Halloween Party too, hope you all enjoy!!

Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Caramel Corn

Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

1 3.3oz bag Kettle Corn popcorn, popped and all un-popped kernels removed
1 Cup dry roasted peanuts
2 Cups unwrapped pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses (I find them at Target), (If you cannot find the kisses, substitute 1 Cup of butterscotch chips)
6 Tablespoons butter
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/3 Cup corn syrup
¼ teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popped popcorn and peanuts onto a large rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non stick cooking spray.

2. Place kisses, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and pour evenly over popcorn and nuts. Gently stir to coat mixture over popcorn. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and pour onto parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

Chocolate Caramel Corn

1 3.3oz bag Kettle Corn popcorn, popped and all un-popped kernels removed
1 Cup dry roasted peanuts
1 Cup semi sweet chocolate chips
6 Tablespoons butter
3/4 Cup packed brown sugar
1/3 Cup corn syrup
¼ teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place popped popcorn and peanuts onto a large rimmed baking sheet that has been sprayed lightly with non stick cooking spray.

2. Place chocolate chips, butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a light boil. Remove from heat and pour evenly over popcorn and nuts. Gently stir to coat mixture over popcorn. Bake in oven for 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

3. Remove from oven and pour onto parchment paper to cool. Break into pieces and serve. Enjoy!

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Check out my caramel apple bars on Bettycrocker.com along with other fabulous bloggers’ ghoulish treats!

Have a wonderful new week, see you soon with more cookin’!