Caramel Popcorn Party Mix & Popcorn Box Blog Party!

Hi there! Happy Monday!  Hope you all have a great weekend!  My boys are out of school for the day and we are headed to the pumpkin patch…Should be a fun day.  I’ll probably share the fun on Instagram if you want to check it out.  While I’m off having fun with my crazy little boys, you are all in for a treat here on the blog…

I’m participating in a super fun Popcorn Box Blog Hop with a bunch of other bloggers.  We were all given a plain popcorn box to transform with a Halloween theme…After you read all about mine, be sure to visit the others showcased at the end of the post.  There may even be an Awesome giveaway!

Caramel Popcorn Party Mix in a Candy Corn Popcorn Box...So cute! What a fun treat for a friend, teacher, neighbor or a movie night at home-Make your own today! OneKriegerChick

One of my favorite candies this time of year is candy corn, so I transformed my box into a Candy Corn Treat Box full of a yummy Caramel Popcorn Party Mix.  First, I’ll share how I made the box…then, the recipe.  It’s worth the wait!

You’ll need the following supplies: Popcorn Box, Cardstock paper in white (2 sheets), yellow, and orange, orange and/or yellow ribbon, adhesive, hole punch, and scissors.

Make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box...So cute! -OneKriegerChick Cover the box with white cardstock. Use a pencil to trace the box onto cardstock.  Two sides fit on one sheet of paper.  I left the sides a little wider than the traced lines to have a tab to adhere the pieces together.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box...So cute! -OneKriegerChick I should have cut the scalloped edge off of the box before tracing the white, but I didn’t think about it at the time.  You can choose to leave it on or off…I’m not sure it makes any difference.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box- OneKriegerChick Use double sided tape to adhere the white paper to the box.  There should be a little overhang on each side.  Tuck it under the edge of the other paper.  This will keep the popcorn box from showing through the edge.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-2- OneKriegerChick Measure and mark the same length on each side for the yellow and orange stripes.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-4- OneKriegerChick Line up the marks on the white paper to marks on the orange paper.  It will not be a straight line, but will curve slightly to the left as the box is rolled and marked on each side.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-5- OneKriegerChick Adhere the orange paper around the middle of the box.  A 12×12 sheet of paper is not large enough to cover all four sides of the box, so cut a separate piece for the fourth side.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-6- OneKriegerChick Measure, cut and adhere the yellow cardstock just like the orange until it looks like this.  I did not cover the bottom of the box, but you certainly could.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-7- OneKriegerChick Use a hole punch to punch a hole in opposite sides of the box.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-8- OneKriegerChick Pull the ribbon(s) through each hole and tie a knot.

How to make your own Candy Corn Popcorn Box-9- OneKriegerChick Now that you have a cute box, it’s time to fill it up…

Caramel Popcorn Party Mix in a Candy Corn Popcorn Box...So cute! What a fun treat for a friend, teacher, neighbor or a movie night at home-3 -OneKriegerChick

 

Caramel Popcorn Party Mix
A caramel, crunchy popcorn party mix perfect for fall. Can be customized to specific tastes.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bag popped Popcorn (try to remove all kernels)
  2. 4 1/2 cups corn cereal squares
  3. 1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
  4. 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  5. 1/4 cup butter
  6. 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  7. 1 tsp vanilla
  8. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  9. Choice of mix-ins: Candy Corn, peanut butter chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, pretzels, heath toffee bits
  10. Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Spray large baking pan with cooking spray.
  3. Mix popcorn, cereal, peanuts and pretzels (optional) in a large bowl.
  4. Spread onto baking sheet.
  5. Combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan.
  6. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  7. Once it comes to a boil, allow it to boil for 5 minutes without stirring.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.
  9. Pour over dry mixture and stir to coat.
  10. Bake 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool.
  12. Transfer to a bowl and stir in candies and chocolate mix-ins.
  13. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. This can be made to suit your taste. Add in whatever mix-ins you like...They all taste delicious!
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Caramel Popcorn Party Mix in a Candy Corn Popcorn Box...So cute! What a fun treat for a friend, teacher, neighbor or a movie night at home-5-OneKriegerChick

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