Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn

Homemade pumpkin pie caramel corn, featuring real pumpkin and seasonal spices. A fun twist on a classic snack.

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Growing up, I went to baseball games with my family a lot. I have fond memories of those times together. Enjoying caramel corn was always a priority while rooting on my favorite team. I loved the crunchy and sweet caramel coated popcorn and peanuts. I’ve passed my love of caramel corn on to my kids and even though we can’t have the peanuts, that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the delicious caramel popcorn!

So when I teamed up with KitchenPLAY and JOLLY TIME Pop Corn to bring you a fun new recipe, I knew it had to be a recreation of one of my favorite childhood snacks… but with a fun seasonal twist.

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I love up changing recipes to put a fun spin on them. I added the ever important pumpkin flavor, that is an absolute must love this time of year. Seriously, this caramel corn tastes like pie… but it’s popcorn and caramel!

So whether you’re watching your favorite team or sitting back for family movie night, be sure to add this delicious pumpkin pie caramel corn to your plans!

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn Recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Help me wish JOLLY TIME Pop Corn a happy 100th birthday. Celebrate with the family-owned business by sharing a bowl of popcorn with your family!

Looking for even more popcorn ideas? Be sure to check out their virtual birthday party pinboard!

Yield: Makes 5-6 cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Total Time: 70 minutes

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn

Homemade pumpkin pie caramel corn, featuring real pumpkin and seasonal spices. A fun twist on a classic snack.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4C JOLLY TIME Pop Corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, for popping
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4C unsalted butter
  • 1/2C light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4C pumpkin puree
  • 1/4C light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan or stockpot over medium heat, warm vegetable oil. When warm, add popcorn kernels and salt. Cover and allow to pop, gently shaking pan as kernels cook and pop. Transfer popped corn to a large bowl, discarding un-popped kernels.
  3. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Mix in brown sugar, pumpkin, corn syrup and spices - reserving vanilla and baking soda. When mixture is fully combined and warm, mix in vanilla and baking soda. Mixture should bubble up. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, stirring gently. Pour over popcorn, tossing to coat well. Divide caramel corn between prepared pans, being sure to spread out popcorn.
  4. Bake at 250°F for 60 minutes, tossing after the first 30 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately break up any clumps. Cool and enjoy. Store in an airtight container.

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This post is sponsored by KitchenPlAY and JOLLY TIME Pop Corn. As always, all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.

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49 Responses to “Pumpkin Pie Caramel Corn”

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — October 9, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Love everything about this popcorn! Gorgeous photos! Pinned of course!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Anna!

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — October 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

    This sounds like the perfect Friday movie night treat! I can only imagine how tasty it is :)

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Meg!

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    Marye — October 9, 2014 at 7:52 am

    What an awesome flavor! I love caramel corn! This looks amazing.

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Marye!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — October 9, 2014 at 8:30 am

    what a beautiful pile!!! i love love love this.

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Dixya!

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    Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — October 9, 2014 at 8:43 am

    This is genius! I LOVE caramel corn, and I’ve never seen anything like this!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Ashley!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

    I think I could practically live on popcorn, so I am all for any new way to try it! Looks and sounds wonderful!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Erin!

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    Deborah — October 9, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I definitely see a big batch of this in my near future!!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:28 am

      I hope so! Thanks Deborah!

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    Marly — October 9, 2014 at 11:44 am

    This recipe looks so amazing and perfect for this time of year. On my “must eat” list now!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks Marly :)

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    Amanda — October 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Love this!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — October 9, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Oh heck yes! This caramel corn looks awesome, but I don’t think I’d be able to stop eating it! Love the pumpkin spice :) pinned!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks so much Rachel!

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 9, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Love this twist on my favorite fall snack!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — October 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Want a big bowl in front of me right now.. that and a movie to relax to! Perfection!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      Thanks Krista! :)

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    Christine — October 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    This will be great for my scary movie night!

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      It would! Thanks Christine! :)

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — October 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    Yum! I love your pictures. They always turned out great. This looks like an easy treat for all.

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:30 am

      Thanks Melanie!

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menu — October 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    WOW! This sounds amazing!! And your pics are incredible – how do you get your photos so beautiful and white and crisp? x

    • Rachel — October 10th, 2014 @ 8:20 am

      Thanks Jessica! :)

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    Nutmeg Nanny — October 10, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I could not be trusted around this! I would probably eat it all in one sitting :)

    • Rachel — October 11th, 2014 @ 10:47 am

      Haha! It’d be totally worth it ;)

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — October 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Oooh, I love caramel corn, and adding pumpkin pie spice to it sounds incredible!

    • Rachel — October 11th, 2014 @ 10:47 am

      Thanks Stacey!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — October 11, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    WowOOOW, Rachel. Yum!!!!

    • Rachel — October 12th, 2014 @ 8:11 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Tash — October 12, 2014 at 4:50 am

    Few things spell comfort food like caramel corn! I love how you made this seasonal :) Great photos too, they look good enough to EAT! x

    • Rachel — October 12th, 2014 @ 8:12 am

      Thank you! :)

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    Rebecca {foodie with family} — October 12, 2014 at 11:00 am

    This is just brilliant, Rachel! I love all of these things individually but put them together? WOW~

    • Rachel — October 12th, 2014 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — October 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    what a fun flavored popcorn, it must be so delicious.

    • Rachel — October 13th, 2014 @ 7:16 am

      Thanks Diane!

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    Rachel Cooks — October 13, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    yesssssssssss.

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    Cookin+Canuck — October 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    This is one of the best pumpkin recipes I’ve seen this season. Love this idea!

    • Rachel — October 14th, 2014 @ 7:12 am

      Thanks so much :)

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — October 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is my kind of snack!

    • Rachel — October 14th, 2014 @ 7:13 am

      Great! Thanks Lori :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — October 15, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I would pretty much devour that entire bowl with no shame!

    • Rachel — October 15th, 2014 @ 10:00 am

      You’ll fit right in here… lol

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