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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48 Responses
  1. Carey

    I will be making this one. I just love caramel corn. I was just at Target and didn’t see any of these or I would have scooped them up for sure! Darn!

    Carey

  2. I see that you’re having fun w/ the Halloween photo effects! How fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve been thinking that I should whip up some popcorn treats too. I’ve never purchased the pumpkin kisses before, but we need to go to Target so maybe I’ll pick some up!

  3. For the love of God woman! Why do u tempt me so??!!!

    I am soooooooooooooo making the Pumpkin Spice Popcorn for my coworkers for Halloween.

    You can definitely get the kisses @ Target this year. I already found them!

  4. What a great use for those candies! I love the popcorn and if I see those candies again, I’m picking them up for this recipe! I SU’ed for ya!

  5. Charna Scarpati

    This looks sooo good.. But question, could you use regular popcorn??

    There is a target near my house, time to check out for pumpkin kisses.

    Thanks,
    Charna

  6. Mini

    That look so good! I need to try the Chocolate Caramel Corn. No Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn for me, we don’t have pumpkin spice kisses or butterscotch chips in germany.

  7. This looks delicious!
    You may already know this trick, but I’ve found a great way to get rid of the unpopped kernels. I place a cooling rack over the bowl of popcorn, then invert it. When you shake it, all the kernels fall through the holes. Easy peasy!

  8. Yumm-O! That looks so awesome. I have been a fan of your blog for about a year now. I also love to cook! You are way more creative then me though! My friend just launched an awesome blog called The Mother Huddle. I am the food/recipe contributor for it and featured a pumpkin recipe this week. I just wanted to let you know that I put a link to your blog because of all the great pumpkin things you have done this fall! Your Awesome!
    Maria

  9. Karen

    This looks WONDERFUL!

    I prefer to use airpopped popcorn, how does that affect the taste and how much do I need to make it the same as the kettle corn.

  10. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great recipe!

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!!

  16. 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??

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