Maple Caramel Corn

Maple Caramel Corn with marshmallows, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. THIS is the caramel corn you’ll want to make and eat, all fall long.

Maple Caramel Corn with marshmallows, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. THIS is the caramel corn you'll want to make and eat, all fall long.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Campfire® Marshmallows. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that continue to make My Baking Addiction possible.

I’m wondering lately if it’s just me. This time of year, when the air turns crisp, and the fall colors start to pop out, all I want to do in the evening is cozy up with my little babe and hubby, a fun night of family TV, and snacks we’ll all love.

That’s where the inspiration for this caramel corn came from. I’m no stranger to boxes of Fiddle Faddle, but it had been years since I’d had any – or even seen a box. Something made me think of it, and then the craving would. not. go. away.

Maple Caramel Corn with marshmallows, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. THIS is the caramel corn you'll want to make and eat, all fall long.

But this is just one of those things I think I could make better in my own kitchen, and I was right. This Maple Caramel Corn uses Campfire® Marshmallows’ Maple Roasters to create a delectable maple-infused caramel that coats every popcorn kernel.

In truth, all the flavors in this caramel corn make it the perfect fall treat. Warm maple and tangy cranberries are balanced out with earthy pecans and creamy, sweet white chocolate. I mean, there’s not much more you could ask for, right?

Don’t be intimidated by making your own caramel corn. It’s actually super simple to do. The only thing I recommend is having your baking tray lined with parchment or silpat in advance, so that you’re ready to rock and roll as soon as your caramel is done.

Maple Caramel Corn is brimming with maple marshmallows, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. You will love this recipe!
These Maple Roasters from Campfire® would be amazing all season long, in everything from s’mores to marshmallow cereal treats, but you’ve really got to make this maple caramel corn before you do any of those things. It is beyond good.

The use of marshmallows in the caramel creates a softer and chewier caramel corn, which I absolutely loved.

Maple Caramel Corn is brimming with maple marshmallows, chopped pecans, dried cranberries, and a decadent drizzle of white chocolate. So good!

I’ve partnered with Emily from Jelly Toast and Campfire® Marshmallows to create recipes to share with you throughout the entire year.

We even created a Marshmallow Madness Pinterest board where we’ve pinning loads of delicious marshmallow recipes that are perfect for any occasion. Like this Ghostbusters™ Party Popcorn and No Bake S’mores Cheesecake.

Maple Caramel Corn

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 13 cups popped popcorn (about 1 standard bag of popped microwave popcorn)
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 6 Campfire® Maple Roasters
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped peans
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips, melted (optional)

Directions:

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter and brown sugar and cook until the butter is melted.
  4. Add marshmallows, stirring often until mixture is smooth. Cook caramel sauce for an additional minute or until bubbling. Remove pan from heat and stir in the maple extract.
  5. Immediately pour the  caramel over the popped corn and stir gently to cover all of the kernels.
  6. Spread maple caramel corn onto the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the dried cranberries and pecan.
  7. If desired, drizzle melted white chocolate over the maple caramel corn.
  8. Allow the caramel to set up and enjoy!

Notes:

  • I used 1 standard bag of salted microwave popcorn for this recipe.
  • If you cannot find Maple Roasters, you can use 12 Campfire® Regular Marshmallows.

8 Responses to “Maple Caramel Corn”

  1. Miranda — October 9, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I love this fall spin on caramel corn! It is such a fun snack!

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 11, 2016 at 8:41 am

      Thanks, Miranda! I love it, too!

  2. Brooklyn Murtaugh — October 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    This recipe isn’t for me, but I’m pretty sure that my boyfriend would become addicted quickly!

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Brooklyn!

  3. Kali — October 10, 2016 at 1:59 am

    Hmmmm……sounds really tasty:-)
    Kali,

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 10, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!
      -Jamie

  4. Beth Cook — October 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    I haven’t seen these marshmallows in our grocery store but I’m going to have to try and find them! I love how you added cranberries to break up the sweetness. Thank you!

    Reply

    • Jamie — October 11, 2016 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks so much, Beth!

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