Caramel pops are soft, chewy and a favorite of all ages. The best part is that they don’t leave those little pieces of popcorn down in between your teeth. No popcorn required. This is a nice change from regular caramel popcorn.
You can add anything that you like. The sky is the limit on corn pops. Also you don’t break your teeth on the kernels that don’t get popped! (We call them poopers). I guess because they are party poopers and too lazy to pop!
My sister in law introduced me to Caramel pops. The pops that you use, you buy at the store, and they are a little bit like Cheetos puffs without the cheese on them. They do have a butter on the outside that makes you just want to keep eating them. However, if you are wise you will save some and make caramel pops!
What Ingredients Do I Need For Caramel Pops?
- Butter or margarine
- Light corn syrup
- Brown sugar
- Baking soda
- Clover Club Corn Pops
- Mini m & m’s, any kind of nuts that you like – optional
How Do I Make Caramel Pops?
- In a large kettle, place butter, corn syrup, and brown sugar.
- After this mixture starts bubbling around the edges on a medium heat, cook for 2 minutes.
- Add one tsp. baking soda to cause foaming (this helps more evenly coat the pops)!
- In a large bowl that holds about 12 cups or more, place the corn pops.
- Pour caramel over the corn pops and stir, making sure that they are evenly coated.
- You can now sprinkle with M & Ms or nuts.
- If you want them more crunchy, place them in a 250 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes, turning with a spatula every 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and pour onto a waxed paper.
- Break them apart (before pops can cool) to desired piece size.
I have made these before and placed them in a cute bag with a ribbon wrapped around the top and given as a gift for friends. Depending on the season, you could also add some chocolate pieces or any candies that you like. We like them plain, but a little chocolate added to this batch will add to the amazing flavor.
Another thing that I really like about caramel pops is that they can be made in an hour. The sticky caramel is soft and chewy, making you wonder how you ever lived without caramel pops. The only problem is once you start to eat caramel pops, it is very hard to stop!
Try to have some people to share your caramel pops with otherwise you will come back and an hour later, you will wonder where your batch of caramel pops went, and then you will realize that you were going to have just one bite and then just one more and pretty soon, yep, the whole bowl is empty.
Tips and Tricks For Caramel Pops:
- I have used different brands of pops and they are all very good.
- These are not the “Pops” cereal; you can find them by the chips.
- Store in an air tight container.
- Add M&M’s or any kind of candy that you like to give it a little extra color.
It reminds me of when I was a little girl and I wanted to taste the frosting on the cake and so I ate just one little nibble and then another and then another, and boy did I get in trouble when my brother went to have his picture taken and a lot of the frosting around the bottom of the cake was missing.
I can laugh now, but at the time, I was in big trouble. We have a picture of that cake and my brother, (I am not sure where that picture is)? However, I guess had I not done that, it would just be a boring birthday picture just like all of the original birthday pictures and birthday cakes out there. This picture has a story behind it.
What are Clover Club Corn Pops?
- They come in a big bag like a bag of popcorn and are often close to the cereal aisle.
- They are basically the consistency of a cheese puff, but without the cheese flavoring.
If you do eat all of the corn pops, just make sure that nobody catches you and that nobody knows who ate them all, and everything will be just fine. Life is meant to be enjoyed. So, make yourself a batch of corn pops, get a blanket and watch a Hallmark movie.
If you are planning on a super bowl party, you just might want to make up a batch, or if you are having more than 10 people, you better mix up 2 batches. If you like it soft, then don’t put it in the oven at all. If you like yours with some crunch, then go ahead and use the directions to put them in the oven.
There is something about the caramel and the salted pops, they just go great together. I guess I need to get a dish that reads, “Corn Pops”!
More Delicious Snacks for You to Enjoy:
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 20mgSodium 188mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 0gSugar 26gProtein 0g