Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

This simple Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive….crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Let the fall snacking begin!

Make sure to try my Salted Caramel Corn too!

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

I know I know, it’s early. It’s barely just September and I’m rolling out the pumpkin. BUT Starbucks has their PSL available, so I am assuming you guys are all in it to win it with pumpkin this year. I held out long enough.

AND I really wanted to give this recipe to you early in the season because it will give you maximum snacking opportunity. Because friends, this popcorn is LEGIT.

It’s so over the top delicious that you will give yourself a stomachache and a cavity and be happy about it. It’s so good that you’ll make it again after eating the entire batch yourself and swearing that you will never eat again.

I’m telling you make it, make it again and then make it again to share with your friends.

Even the people who don’t “like pumpkin pie spice” will be eating this by the handful. Trust me, I witnessed it first-hand.

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

The recipe is really simple and based on my recipe for Salted Caramel Corn, which is probably the most popular recipe on my entire website. Yes it’s that good.

Just simply air-pop a half cup of kernels. If you don’t have an air popper, you should get one… they’re cheap, they’re useful and just say no to microwave popcorn.

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Then boil together some butter, light corn syrup and brown sugar.

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

I add some salt too, because salty/sweet is my ride or die.

And this stuff. Pumpkin Pie Spice…

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I added this and some vanilla when the caramel was done. I used 3 teaspoons of PPS which I think is the perfect amount…

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

Pour the caramel sauce on top of the popcorn evenly and stir it so the caramel coats all the corn…

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

Then pour this into a lined, rimmed baking sheet. A LARGE one. If you don’t have a large one, use 2 medium.

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

You want the caramel corn to bake evenly, so that all the pieces get crunchy, so don’t overcrowd the pan.

This is how mine looked before going in the oven in my 12×18 pan.

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

Bake it for 30 minutes, but stir it every 10 minutes. That’s an important step not to miss.

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

And then line a counter with parchment paper and pour the warm popcorn out and let it cool. It will get nice and crunchy!

This Pumpkin Pie Spice Caramel Corn is crazy addictive....crunchy, sweet and seasoned with the perfect amount of Pumpkin Pie Spice and salt. Your fall snack for sure!

Then just try and keep your fingers out of it.

Impossible!

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Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield Yield: 16 cups caramel corn 1x

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unpopped popcorn kernels (about 16 cups popped corn)
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp kosher or sea salt, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300°
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set this aside.
  3. Pop popcorn kernels using air popper into a large bowl.
  4. In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and 1 tsp salt together over medium heat. Bring to boil. Boil for 4 minutes without stirring.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and pumpkin pie spice.
  6. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Pour the popcorn into the lined pan, sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon salt on top and place in oven. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  8. Allow the popcorn to cool on a parchment lined counter.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Christina Marie Hoverman
Christina Marie Hoverman
November 16, 2018 8:25 am

Does anyone have feedback on how long this will keep fresh? Thinking about making for Thanksgiving a day or two in advance and storing in a sealed food storage container. Wanted to make sure it wouldn’t get soggy or chewy!

Eden Passante
October 20, 2016 2:37 pm

You can always buy this type of caramel corn already made, yet I LOVE the idea of making it yourself. We eliminate excess sugar and added flavors!

Susan Brown
Susan Brown
September 22, 2016 8:10 am

I burned both batches of corn. 300 degrees too hot! 200 is what most recipes call for.

Sheila
Sheila
September 30, 2015 9:13 pm

Would it work without the corn syrup ? Or could I substitute something in its place?

Jessica @ Sweetest Menu
September 15, 2015 1:11 am

Oh I wish we had pumpkin pie spice in Australia – this looks fantastic!!!

Rose
Rose
October 8, 2019 8:48 am

You can make the pumpkin pie side…

It takes
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

Nancie
September 14, 2015 4:40 pm

Hi Shelly! I’ve been a subscriber for quite sometime now and never have written a comment. Please forgive me! I look forward to all your posts and enjoy all your recipes. Popcorn and pumpkin are my two favorite things! I made this for lunch today, and it was amazing! Bring on all the Fall flavers!

Ann Umland
Ann Umland
September 14, 2015 2:41 pm

Dairy Queen has their Pumpkin Pie Blizzard out already & I already had one. So no problem there! This sounds good. Think even my family will like it even though they are not the pumpkin fanatic I am!

Kerrie k
Kerrie k
September 14, 2015 2:36 pm

I absolutely do not do popcorn under any circumstances so could plain chex mix work for this?

Karen
Karen
September 14, 2015 2:26 pm

I love pumpkin spice anything. I’ll be making this one sometime soon, it looks amazing! Thanks!

Kara @ Just A Canary Bird
September 14, 2015 8:15 am

Wow this looks amazing! This would be a great Halloween treat… who am I kidding? This is a great anytime treat!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
September 14, 2015 7:26 am

This sounds like a really tasty snack!! So delicious!

Tori@Gringalicious.com
September 14, 2015 6:11 am

Yay for popcorn and pumpkin pie spice time! I have been craving some good popcorn recently and this looks like just the thing!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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