Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Caramel Corn…

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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!!

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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’!

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48 Responses
  1. Denise

    Fun recipe and thanks for the tip on the pumpkin spice kisses, I must have them! Now! haha Hope I can find them! ;*)

  2. Andrea

    We plan on making popcorn balls this year for Halloween, and when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it! Though I’m not sure the best way to turn them into balls? Should I just shape them before I bake them, or halfway into the baking? Any suggestions??

  3. Carmen

    Saw the Pumpkin Spice Kisses at Target today- so guess what I’m making right now! Yep~ two batches!!! We loved this last year, so good!!!

  4. Susan

    Thank you for this recipe! I loved the pumpkin spice, but I have had so much fun trying out all sorts of Hershy Kiss flavors. My son’s favorite is the Chocolate Mint Truffle, Candy Corn Kisses were good, but just tasted like a really good candied popcorn. My Mom and Daughter loved the butterscotch chips. But my favorite, and so festive, has been the Candy Cane Kisses!

  5. Anissa Wheeler

    OH, and if you accidentally forget to remove the cooled popcorn and it sticks to the wax paper, just pop it into the microwave for about 15 seconds and the paper will peel right off. Learned this the hard way. 🙂

  6. Anissa Wheeler

    The Target here also has caramel chocolate kisses and candy corn kisses. I tried this recipe with the candy corn kisses and I actually like it better than the pumpkin kisses variation. EXCELLENT! Perfect for our Halloween party tomorrow.

  7. rcworkman

    Making this tonight. I found the pumpkin spice kisses and was so excited. Can’t wait to try it! I love fall/halloween recipes. They are great!

  8. Amy

    I’m making this right now for my sons and husbands camping trip to share with their little cub scout troop. While the pumpkin kisses, IMHO, are *nasty* on their own (it tasted like I had a craft store in my mouth), when put on the popcorn, holymoley. YUM.

    I’m moving on to the chocolate ones, and I’m sure that will be a breeze, instead of unwrapping a whole bag of questionable-tasting Kisses. 🙂 Great recipe!

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