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. 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.

  2. Krista

    What a wonderful Halloween snack! I’ve been thinking about making some caramel corn soon and I love the pumpkin spice idea!

  3. Maria

    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

  4. clumbsycookie

    Oh Jenny, how cool! I wish I could get a big bag of those. Can I go trick or treating at your front door?

  5. Velva

    These popcorn treats look absolutely delightful! What a great Halloween treat or just anytime. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kara

    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!

  7. Karen

    Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses? Yum! I’ll be on the look out next time I’m at Target. Thanks for the tip.

  8. Barbara

    What a super idea for trick or treaters. Or better yet, my bridge group! Looks delicious…hope I can find the pumpkin spice kisses.

  9. 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.

  10. Deseree

    Pumpkin kisses?!?! I have never heard of these. Guess I know where I am headed after work. Hoping my Target has them!

  11. Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate

    Yum! I know what I’m doing to do with that bag of pumpkin kisses I’ve got in my freezer!

  12. Barbara Bakes

    I almost bought the pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses the other day at Target. Now I wish I had!

  13. dawn

    Jenny! I love this! I mean this popcorn, as you can see from the pics has lots of coating on it–the way it should be.

  14. 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

  15. megan

    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!

  16. meghan

    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!

  17. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I see that you’re having fun w/ the Halloween photo effects! How fun 🙂

    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!

  18. 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

  19. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is

    Looks delish! I’ve searched far and wide for those pumpkin spice kisses here in PA and can’t find them ANYWHERE!!!

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