Old Fashioned Sticky Caramel Corn

Old Fashioned Sticky Caramel Corn

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Old Fashioned Sticky Caramel Corn

If you love caramel corn, you will love caramel corn made the “Old Dutch” way. Old Fashioned Sticky Caramel Corn is made with Old Dutch Puffcorn. It’s been a family favorite for a long time. We always use the recipe that’s on the back of the bag of puffcorn. It’s delicious and addicting. Sticky caramel corn is made with basically the same ingredients that is used to make traditional caramel corn except puffcorn is used. What’s puffcorn? Puffcorn is similar to popcorn but without the kernels. It’s pretty much just the puff part of the popcorn.


Same Recipe

We have made puffcorn so many times I truly can’t count them all. Ever since I saw the recipe on the back of a bag of Puffcorn, some 20+ years ago, I’ve been making Puffcorn. I always use the same ‘original’ recipe. To this day, it’s still on the back of bags of Puffcorn. That goes to show how good it is.

Over the Years

Even though we still make the original recipe, over the years I’ve added “add on” ingredients. Those particular add ons have taken the Puffcorn to new heights. Some of the add on ingredients I’m referring to is; melted chocolate or white chocolate, chopped nuts, coconut and granola. All of the recipes have turned way beyond my wildest expectations. Take a look: Old English Caramel PuffcornCaramel Granola Puffcorn and Two Delicious Puffcorn Recipes


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Sticky Caramel Corn
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr

Sticky, Buttery, Delicious

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: butter, caramel, puffcorn
Servings: 12 Servings
  • 1 9 oz bag Old Dutch Puffcorn
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 250º
  2. Pour Old Dutch Puffcorn into a large roaster pan.
  3. Combine butter, brown sugar, light corn syrup and vanilla in a 2 quart sauce pan. Cook on medium heat until sugar has completely dissolved. Once dissolved and slightly bubbly add the baking soda and salt. This will cause the mixture to foam. Stir well. Pour caramel mixture over the Puffcorn and stir until mixed Place in oven, bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 to 15 minutes. Watch closely!

  4. Remove from oven, spread on wax paper and break apart when cool.


Old Dutch Puffcorn


Old Fashioned Caramel Corn is a more traditional recipe made with popcorn.

Recipe Note: If you are unable to find Old Dutch puffcorn in your area, you can substitute Chester’s Puffcorn

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1 thought on “Old Fashioned Sticky Caramel Corn”

  • I'm not sure I've ever seen puffcorn here. Will have to look more closely because I wouldn't want to pass up anything sweet, sticky, and buttery. Thanks for sharing.

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