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October 29, 2014

Halloween Caramel Corn

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Halloween Caramel Corn // The Speckled Palate

Two years ago, we moved into a house in a neighborhood teeming with children. (Y’all can see where this story is going, right?)

Two years ago, we learned what it was like to hand out Halloween candy to trick-or-treaters since in previous years, we didn’t live in a spot with many children and/or chose to go trick-or-treating in another neighborhood with family.

It was surprisingly a lot of fun, and we’ll be doing the same thing this year. In fact, I stocked up on all kinds of candy yesterday, so we should be prepared for the inevitable onslaught and hopefully not have too many candies as leftovers.

Halloween Caramel Corn // The Speckled Palate

However, I don’t want to inadvertently eat all the Halloween treats meant for trick-or-treaters, so I decided it was high time for me to figure out a sweet (and salty!) something to enjoy while handing out candy.

Because I know myself. And because I kind of become a Cookie Monster when it comes to huge bags of candy that are at my disposal 24/7. And because, well, sweet things are always wonderful snacks, no matter how un-nutritious they are.

Halloween Caramel Corn // The Speckled Palate

This Halloween Caramel Corn recipe combines my love for sweet-and-salty treats without being too over the top.

The one con? It’s pretty sticky, and your fingers won’t be the happiest (if you’ve got fussy fingers like I do)… but it’s totally worth it. Especially if this is something that keeps you from gorging yourself on the trick-or-treat candy before any costumed children darken your doorstep Friday evening.

Here’s how you can make it:

Halloween Caramel Corn
Yield: 4 servings

Halloween Caramel Corn

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Looking for a sweet-and-salty treat to enjoy while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Look no farther than this delectable Halloween Caramel Corn, which is made in a flash!


  • 3 tablespoons popping corn
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons salted caramel, , warm
  • 1/2 cup candy corn


  1. In a large Dutch oven, melt the coconut oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the popping corn and salt, and cover the Dutch oven, moving constantly over the heat the kernels are popping. When the popping is consistent, turn off the heat and continue moving the pot until the popping has dissipated, then remove the pot from the stovetop.
  3. While the popcorn is cooling, prepare your salted caramel (or reheat the caramel you have.)
  4. Transfer the popcorn to a large glass bowl, and drizzle the salted caramel over it, tossing the popcorn until it is coated in the caramel. Sprinkle in the candy corn.
  5. Enjoy warm and sticky!


Halloween Caramel Corn // The Speckled Palate

What kind of treats are you handing out Friday?

Are you like me, and have you prepared a sweet treat to keep yourself from eating the Halloween candy?

Looking for a sweet-and-salty treat to enjoy while handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this Halloween? Look no farther than this delectable Halloween Caramel Corn, which is made in a flash!


    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Jess! It’s pretty delicious!

  1. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    We only had approximately four trick or treaters last year. FOUR. Well, 5 if you count the kid’s dad who took a candy bar. We normally buy a 6-pack of full size candy bars because I don’t want to turn any kids away, but I can’t be trusted with a bag full of 60 mini candy bars. I’ll stay away from the full size ones (hopefully!). This sounds like a delicious snack to eat your way through halloween with!

    • Erin

      Oh my goodness. FOUR?! Seriously. That’s crazy… but also nice that you normally just buy a 6-pack of full-sized candy bars. We had significantly fewer trick-or-treaters this year, so I’m stuck with additional mini candy bars and treats, and it is BAD NEWS.

  2. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I love candy corns and a sweet and savory combo so this is calling out to me!
    We moved to our home a couple of years ago too, which is when we first experienced trick or treaters. I love handing out candy and seeing the kids all dressed up. 🙂

    • Erin

      Sweet and savory really is the best flavor combination! I’m glad y’all hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters… seeing their costumes is always so fun!

  3. Amy | Club Narwhal

    Oooh, I love this caramel corn combo! I’m not a huge candy corn fan but bet it totally adds that special something to this popcorn (kind of like when a friend told me that eating a candy corn with some peanuts is the best–and it is).

    • Erin

      This combination really is delicious… and now that you’ve mentioned candy corn with peanuts, I know what I’ll be snacking on tomorrow. Because OF COURSE I have both in my house…

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