Popcorn is just one of those snacks that goes with some of lifeís best moments. Youíll find popcorn at the movies, the amusement park, the ball game, the carnival, the circus, the boardwalk, the show...popcorn certainly has a place in our hearts (and on our taste buds)! If youíre looking to have popcorn at home, you donít have to be limited to the microwave bags or pre-popped packages. In fact, you can spice things up and get sweet with your popcorn by trying out one of our favorite recipes for caramel corn.
Caramel corn is a light and sweet treat that can be enjoyed after dinner, at parties, or even on family movie night. Itís really easy to make and with the added chocolaty taste of M&Ms, well, itís sure to be a blockbuster hit in your home! Popcorn helps to make any occasion more fun, so try out this yummy caramel corn recipe the next time you want to sweeten up a get together. After all, with sunny yellow M&Ms dotting the mix, who wouldnít fall in love with this cheery delight?
Caramel Corn with Red, Blue, and Yellow M&Ms
- 3 quarts popcorn (already popped - plain works best!)
- 1/4 cup yellow M&Ms
- 1/4 cup blue M&Ms
- 1/4 cup red M&Ms
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine together the brown sugar, butter, salt, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, taking care to stir every so often. Boil for about five minutes then remove from heat. Next, stir the baking soda and vanilla into the melted sugar mixture.
Then, in a large roasting pan, combine together the popped popcorn, yellow M&Ms, blue M&Ms, red M&Ms, and the melted butter mixture. Toss until all of the popcorn is well coated.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Then, turn the oven off and let cool for about 10 minutes. Stir gently. Remove the mixture from the oven and let cool completely on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Once completely cooled, serve and enjoy!
P.S. Ė Having a themed party? Mix up M&Ms to match your color scheme. SuperiorNutStore.com has M&Ms by color to match any festivity, so be sure to check out our selection of candy M&Ms before making up a batch of this delicious caramel corn.