Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins
My Grandma always used to make these. Some times "Puff Corn Snacks" are hard to find, especially here in Wyoming. They are also referred to as "corn puffs", "corn curls", or "puffcorn curls". Don't confuse with cereals. I have my luck finding them in South Dakota, where I grew up. The two brands are Barrel O' Fun and Old Dutch. Enjoy!
- 1 (8 ounce) bagbarrel o' fun corn puffs (NOT Cereal)
- 1⁄2 cup butter or 1⁄2 cup margarine
- 1⁄2 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- vanilla (optional)
- Mix butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar in saucepan. Cook on low-med heat for 2 min or until bubbly around edges, remove from heat. Add 1t baking soda to cause foaming (helps coat them better). Pour caramel slurry over corn pops and stir until pops are properly coated. Place in 250 degree oven for approx 45 min, stirring every 10 minute Remove from oven and pour onto waxed paper. Break apart into desired piece size. Recipe from back of Barrel O' Fun Bag.
My aunt in Minnesota makes this all the time. We couldn't find puffed corn here in Texas but now I finally found some. This tastes great and is easier to eat than regular caramel corn since there is no hulls or seeds to choke you up!