Desserts | October 30, 2009

UTE Caramel Confession Corn

UTE Caramel Confession Corn

About a month ago, we came home one night and this was sitting on our front porch.
UTE Caramel Confession Corn
And we had a message on our phone from the W’s. A (sweet) confession, for a little prank they pulled on us, and our friends, the B’s a few years back.
In case you forgot we are kind of into the UTES. And our friends the B’s, are into BYU. One morning we woke up and our lawn was covered in painted blue block Y’s, BYU footballs, BYU signs etc. The B’s got the same treatment, only their lawn was covered in red U’s, UTE footballs, UTE signs etc. We thought the B’s pulled a fast one on us, until we found out about their lawn. Over the years, accusations were made and highly sensitive info was leaked, but we were never really sure who the culprit was until the popcorn confession.
Oh – the popcorn. Delish. Caramely, buttery, sticky, sweet. Perfect Halloween treat. Seriously easy and bad for you.
U‘re gonna love it.
UTE Caramel Confession Corn
5 from 1 vote

Ute Caramel Confession Corn


  • 4 quarts popcorn popped (or two bags of microwaved popcorn)

Caramel :

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup lite Karo syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt---- add only if you are using unsalted popcorn
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Mix caramel ingredients in a medium microwave proof bowl. Place in microwave 1 1/2 minutes on high. Remove and stir. Microwave 1 1/2 minute more. Remove from microwave and add 1 teaspoon baking soda, stir. Pour over popcorn in large bowl, toss caramel and popcorn until popcorn is coated.

Recipe Notes

-I cooked this on the stove instead of the microwave. Just melted the butter, then added everything else (except soda) and boiled for 2-3 minutes. Then added soda and tossed with popcorn.

-After following directions you may spread the mixture on two greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Stir at 5 minutes. This made a yummy crunchy caramel corn.

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    1. In my experience you can make the dough the night before – just don’t add the pearl sugar. Take the dough out and let it thaw/rise again and then mix the pearl sugar in right before you make the waffles.

  1. These are fantastic! I’ve also made your recipes for Levain Chocolate chip walnut cookies and the chocolate peanut butter chip!! They are requested monthly from my grown children and think they are better than Levains original. And they hold up when shipping from TX to GA!! Thanks for these recipes