This sweet snack might be my new favorite. It takes over our lives during the holidays we make so much of this. One batch can make many treat bags for friends, teachers and family members. It is highly addictive because it is sweet, crunchy and salty from the peanuts. Ask my friend Jeannie about it and she will tell you she ate half a bowl I took to a New Year’s Eve party. One handful and you’ll be hooked.
- Tall pot (like 6 qt)
- Large spoon
- Large Foil Pan 11 x 19
- measuring cups
- One 8 oz bag of Corn Pops*
- 1/2 lb of butter (2 Sticks)
- One cup of Dark Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
- 8 oz of salted cocktail peanuts
- 1 tsp of baking soda*
Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Pour Corn Pops into the large foil pan. Combine butter, dark brown sugar (packed), corn syrup and bring to a boil. Add the baking soda and stir well. This will cause the mixture to FOAM UP hence using the big pot. Being extremely careful, pour the caramel mixture onto the Corn Pops. Stir the caramel all over the Corn pops until all of the pieces are coated. Sprinkle the peanuts on top of the pops and put into the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir the pops around in the pan. Bake for 15 more minutes and stir again. After 45 minutes remove from oven and cool. When cool enough to handle break the pieces apart and enjoy! Store in a sealed container.
DELISH TIP 1: I live in Michigan and the Brand of Corn Pops I use is by a local Company called Better Made. I believe Cheetos makes a brand and you could try using it on air popped popcorn.
DELISH TIP 2: Make sure your Baking Soda is fresh. If it’s not your caramel mixture won’t puff up. Also, stir the soda in after your caramel has been combined and boiled.