This chocolate caramel corn puff recipe is easy and incredibly addictive! It’s perfect for family reunions, and, along with this great recipe, be sure to check out 44 other ideas for family reunion food!
One of the best parts of a family reunion is all the yummy food! I feel like there’s an endless supply of cookies, snacks, and random things to munch on throughout the day, and that the dinners are always fantastic. Calories don’t count at family reunions, right? *wishful thinking*
At our last reunion, someone brought some delicious caramel corn, but it seemed to be made with Pirate’s Booty corn puffs. I never figured out who brought it. My sister said her friend said the recipe was on the back of a bag of Corn Puffs, so I went to the store and bought those. The recipe was good, but it didn’t turn out like the kind at the reunion. So, I’ve basically given up on that! However, I did come up with an amazing and delicious chocolate and salted caramel corn puff snack that is easy, completely addictive, and perfect for a family reunion snack, or for any party. At the end of this post, I am also sharing 44 other delicious and fun recipes that would be perfect for any family reunion.
So this chocolate and salted caramel corn puff recipe can be made using Pirate’s Booty, or Corn Puffs from the store. Pirate’s Booty has the white cheddar flavor, and the Corn Puffs is butter. I made a batch with both, and I honestly couldn’t tell much different — if anything, the Pirate’s Booty was better. Corn Puffs are harder to find (we could only find them at a Macey’s grocery store — Target and Smith’s didn’t have them), so, Pirate’s Booty should do the trick.
We used JIF’s salted caramel hazelnut spread in this recipe as well. We found it on clearance at Walmart a few weeks back, and boy, is it good! It made this treat have a little more dimension as well. I wanted to buy some more yesterday at Smith’s, but they didn’t have it. So I don’t think it’s available everywhere.
When you bake it, make sure to pay close attention — it will burn pretty quickly if you don’t do the stirring as instructed! And this stuff is not so good burnt nor is the smell very appetizing.
Chocolate & Salted Caramel Corn Puffs and 50 Other Snacks for Family Reunions
- 1/3 cup JIF Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread
- 1/4 cup lite corn syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup Heath Toffee Pieces
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut, optional
- 1 8-10 ounce bag of corn puffs, Pirate's Booty, Cheetoh's brand, Corn Puff brand, etc.
- Preheat oven to 275.
- Place the first four ingredients into a sauce pan and melt.
- Stirring constantly, bring to a boil, and let boil for about two minutes.
- Remove from heat. After cooling for about a minute, add in toffee pieces and coconut, if desired.
- Spread corn puffs evenly on a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper.
- Pour sauce evenly over the corn puffs, and then mix with a spatula until everything is coated.
- Place in oven for 20 minutes, making sure to stir every five minutes.
- Remove from oven and separate pieces as best as you can. Let cool completely
And now, here are 44 other great recipes for family reunions or any party for that matter!
- Blueberry Crumb Bars by Flavor Mosaic
- Cajun Pretzels by The Kitchen is My Playground
- Family Reunion Snack Mix by Cupcake Diaries
- The Ultimate Granola Cookies by An Edible Mosaic
- Vanilla Toasted Coconut Cashew Mix (Paleo) by An Edible Mosaic
- Harvest Sweet Potato Salsa by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Strawberry Cookies & Cream Muddy Buddies by Simply Southern Baking
- Candy Bar Chex Mix by Clarks Condensed
- Easy Apple Pie Dip by Wine & Glue
- Sweet & Salty Cashew Chex Mix by Julie’s Eats and Treats
- Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip by The Mediterranean Dish
- Vegan Gluten-Free Nachos by Vegetarian Times
- Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Raspberries by Snappy Gourmet
- Sprinkle Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Almond Joy Puppy Chow by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Red, White, and Blue Bark by Our Life Tastes Good
- Golden Oreo Sand Pudding by Persnickety Plates
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie Bites by Homemade in the Kitchen
- Peanut Butter S’mores Bars by Back for Seconds
- Summer Tomato Focaccia by The View From the Great Island
- Funfetti Rice Krispies Treats Fruit Kabobs by Mom on Timeout
- Strawberry Coconut Muffins by Because I Like Chocolate
- Dill Pickle Bites by The Kitchen is My Playground
- Brown Sugar Sticky Bun Popcorn by Simply Southern Baking
- Jalapeno Popper Pinwheels by Wine and Glue
- Cheesy Corn Dip Recipe by Julie’s Eats and Treats
- Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus Recipe by Food Faith Fitness
- Chicken Stuffed Waffle Pops Recipe by Snappy Gourmet
- Cheddar Cayenne Crackers by Karen’s Kitchen
- Mint Chocolate Chip Flavored Green Popcorn
- Baked Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips
- Raspberry Cheesecake Crumb Bars by Homemade in the Kitchen
- Muddy Buddy Crunch Bars by Back For Seconds
- Easy Rainbow Pretzel Wands by Mom on Timeout
- Game Day Guacamole by Flavor Mosaic
- Spinach Balls by The Kitchen is My Playground
- Root Beer Meringue Cookies by Shugary Sweets
- Butter Chicken Dip with Gluten Free Naan Bread by Food Faith Fitness
- Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips by Homemade in the Kitchen
- S’mores Muddy Buddies by Back For Seconds
- S’mores Caramel Popcorn by Homemade in the Kitchen
- Cherry Oatmeal Crumble Bars by Mom on Timeout
- Green Goddess Veggie Dip Cups by The View from the Great Island
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Anna Stone says
Wow, thank you so much! Truth is that, what to cook is always the hardest part for me, especially for family reunions or a kid’s party. Your recipes though seem very straight forward. They all look refreshing and delicious.
I agree! I’m glad you think these recipes seem easy. I think so, too!