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Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn

The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that’s budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

If you’re anything like me, you may have not finished your christmas shopping just yet. I mean there’s still 3 days left, right? That’s when edible gifts come to the rescue because at the end of the day, I’d much rather visit the grocery store than the mall at this time of December. And really, edible gifts are so much more personal than a gift card, especially when caramel corn is involved!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Now this caramel corn really tastes like a cinnamon roll. And if you really want to go that extra mile, you can drizzle on some melted chocolate goodness but honestly, you can keep them as is.

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Either way, these make the absolute perfect holiday gift that everyone will love. Not to mention, it’s budget friendly and so easy to whip up! Now who said you had to spend a fortune on Christmas shopping this year?

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn - The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that's budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

Cinnamon Roll Caramel Corn

The perfect last minute edible gift idea for the holidays that’s budget friendly and so easy to whip-up!

15 minutes45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 8 cups popcorn
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, cinnamon and salt. Without stirring, bring to a boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, combine popcorn and brown sugar mixture until evenly coated.
  4. Spread popcorn onto prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Place into oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring in 15 minute intervals. Drizzle with chocolate.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.

Adapted from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.

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21 comments

  1. This sounds like a great Christmas present! HOw long would this last when stored in an airtight jar?

    • Methods for optimal food storage and shelf life should be based on good judgment and what you are personally comfortable with.

  2. Great recipe! I added bacon crumbles inside…I loved it!

  3. What size jar is recommended? 

  4. Thanks for sharing. Great recipe! I added bacon crumbles inside…boys loved it!

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  6. Oh gosh, I am dying for this popcorn! SO good!

  7. I’m making this right now, and my kitchen smells amazing! Perfect last minute gift idea!

  8. My boyfriend and I went to the mall on Saturday. We weren’t even thinking that it was the weekend before Christmas. It was a zoo in there!

    These little treats look so good, Chung-Ah! Super easy for a last minute gift. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I made it and it’s great …but I wondered whether one could change the flavor? How about siraccha ( sp?) by taking out the cinnamon and vanilla?? Have have males in my family that REALLY love that stuff!!

  10. Why did I have to see this caramel corn just before a run?! I’d much rather skip the run and whip up a batch of this!

  11. What a great idea! Must try this over the holidays.

  12. There is nothing like homemade caramel corn. And I have ever added cinnamon to it. Mind blown – must try, Chung-Ah!

  13. I just made popcorn for the first time the other day and loved it. I can’t wait to try this cinnamon roll version!

  14. Caramel corn. Cinnamon rolls. Two of my fave things ever. Girl this would be SO dangerous for me to have around! Beautiful pics and I smell a pinterest hit on your hands, too 🙂

  15. love it!! Perfect Christmas time snack! 🙂

  16. Oh my gosh…caramel corn and cinnamon rolls?! Girl, you are speaking my language! I don’t know if I could make it for gifts because I’m really selfish and want all the popcorn for myself. YUM!