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Caramel Corn Treat Bags

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 quarts

Caramel corn combined with Halloween candies, nuts and dried fruits makes for great treat bags.

Ingredients

  4 quarts popped popcorn

  1 cup brown sugar

  1/2 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup

  1/2 cup butter OR margarine

  1/2 tsp salt

  1/2 tsp baking soda

  1 tsp Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

  Treat bags OR bowls

  Halloween candies, nuts, dried fruits, etc.

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Directions

1. Spray a large shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. Add popcorn and place in preheated 250°F oven while preparing caramel.

2. Mix brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat.

3. Boil 5 minutes WITHOUT STIRRING. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla.

4. Pour syrup mixture over warm popcorn, stirring to coat evenly.

5. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and spread on foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cool; break apart. Store in tightly covered container.

6. To serve, set out small bowls of your favorite candies, nuts or fruits and let your guests individualize their own Halloween treat.