Whenever we go on a picnic or to a concert, we like to take along Caramel Corn Puffs. They are sweet and chewy and make a delicious “munchie!” I get asked for the recipe all the time. People wonder what they are? They are corn puffs (NOT Corn Pops Cereal.) They’re kind of like “Cheetos” but without the orange cheese coating. Walmart usually carries them. They are found in the potato chip section.
Here’s how to make them:
1 c. white corn syrup
1 cube butter or margarine
1 lb. brown sugar
Bring to a boil over high heat. Cook and stir until bubbling mixture cannot be stirred down.
1 t. baking soda (This will cause it to foam up so that it is easier to coat all the pieces)
Pour over 1 large bag of corn puffs.
Spread out onto wax paper to cool. When cool, break into pieces and store in Ziploc bags.
You will need a really large bowl for this one! Or you can divide the corn puffs into 2 or 3 bowls and pour part of the hot mixture in each. It’s easier if you have someone to help stir while it’s hot. Our family likes these just like this. They will be gooey and chewy. If you prefer a crunchier snack, you can spread the caramel coated corn puffs onto baking sheets and bake for 40 minutes at 250°. Spread out onto wax paper to cool.