Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe

Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe – This blondies recipe is a spook-tackular addition to your Halloween table or fall party. 

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I’ve always loved Halloween.

When I was little, my mother would sew the most elaborate costumes. She would spend weeks stitching, and in some cases, hand painting parts of our costumes for one glorious night of spooky fun. One year she made my brother a meticulously detailed E.T. costume, down to the last wrinkle and glowing finger.

Once we were dressed in our homemade garb, she would give us an approving smile with a twinkle in her eye. She was as proud of our costumes as we were.

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Then we would set off through the neighborhood, gathering goodies from all our friends. Although I enjoyed the traditional wrapped candies, I always secretly hoped that one of our neighbors would give us homemade carmel corn, the end-all of Halloween treats, as far as I was concerned.

Carmel Corn is still one of my favorite fall treats, and this year I decided to put it on a pedestal.

Literally. An edible pedestal made from a blondies recipe.

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This Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe has it all. Tender butterscotch blondies with crisp edges are adorned with a towering mound of salty sweet carmel corn. Corn Blondies look impressive on platters or cake stands and make great edible gifts.

The blondies recipe is made in muffin tins, so that as they bake the sides rise and get crispy. Then as they cool, the centers sink, creating a well to hold the carmel corn.

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The carmel corn tops are made from my easy microwave carmel corn recipe. You simply pour the ingredients in a large paper grocery bag, shake, and nuke.

While the carmel corn was still warm I pressed it into palm-sized mounds and placed them on the blondie bases. Finally I made a light “sugar glue” to secure any loose corn and fuse the mounds to the blondies.

This Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe is fun to make and even more fun to eat!

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Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe

Yield: 16-18

Prep Time:30 minutes

Cook Time:35 minutes

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For the Blondies Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup butterscotch chips

For the Microwave Carmel Corn:

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn (about 1/3 cup kernels)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

For the Sugar Glue:

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. For the Blondies Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour muffins tins and set aside. In a large bowl, combined the flour, baking soda and salt. In a smaller microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted whisk in the sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Combine the wet and dry ingredients in the large bowl and stir in the white chocolate and butterscotch baking chips.
  3. Scoop the batter into 16-18 muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once cooled, run a sharp knife around the edges and lift each blondie out.
  4. For the Carmel Corn: Place the popcorn in a large paper grocery bag. Place the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt and vanilla in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Stir, then microwave another 2 minutes.
  5. Immediately stir in the baking soda and pour in the bag, over the popcorn. Fold the top over a couple times and shake well. Place the bag in the microwave and cook for 1 minute. Shake the bag vigorously again and microwave for 1 more minute.
  6. Rip the bag open. Using wax paper to protect your hands press the carmel corn into 16-18 clumps to same size as the blondies. Place a clump on top of each blondie and arrange any loose pieces.
  7. Finally Place the ingredients for the sugar glue in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3-4 minutes, until clear, but the consistency of school glue. Quickly drizzle the hot sugar glue over the tops of each carmel corn blondie, SPARINGLY. You just want barely enough sugar glue to hold the corn together and secure them to the blondies. Cool and keep in an air-tight container.
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44 comments on “Carmel Corn Blondies Recipe

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  2. Ali @ Inspiralizedposted September 27, 2013 at 9:19 am Reply

    This makes me a) want to have kids or b) throw a Halloween party, because I love the styling! These remind me of growing up and how my mom would make caramel corn balls! These are even BETTER (don’t tell her I told you that). Love this and love your blog!

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  5. Russell van Kraayenburgposted October 1, 2012 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Ok these are genius! I love them!

  6. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted October 1, 2012 at 8:15 am Reply

    My kids would seriously go crazy for these and they are so perfect for kid parties!

  7. Elizabeth @Food Ramblingsposted September 30, 2012 at 8:23 am Reply

    yum yum yum!!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted September 30, 2012 at 8:15 am Reply

    These are SO gorgeous! I cannot resist blondies and I am a sucker for caramel corn, so pretty much, this dessert was made exclusively for me!

  9. Lisa | With Style and Graceposted September 29, 2012 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Ah-mazing! Love the combination of blondie and carmel corn – never would have thought to do that. You’re so creative :)

  10. Ashley - Baker by Natureposted September 29, 2012 at 11:11 am Reply

    This is so creative! And combines two of my favorite treats… um, you rock!

  11. Paula - bell'alimentoposted September 28, 2012 at 7:30 am Reply

    Loving all the Halloween Treats!

  12. Jeanetteposted September 28, 2012 at 6:13 am Reply

    I used to sew my kids Halloween costumes when they were young too – although not quite as elaborate as your mom – wow, an ET costume, I am impressed! What a fun Halloween treat this is! I’d never think to make microwave caramel corn.

  13. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted September 27, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I love caramel corn too! These are so great!

  14. Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cookposted September 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm Reply

    I’d love to have these at my Halloween table. What a smart and delicious idea!

  15. Natashaposted September 27, 2012 at 7:12 pm Reply

    I love the caramel corn frosting-esque. So cute!

  16. sweetsugarbelleposted September 27, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply

    You totally knocked this one out of the park! LOOKS AMAZING!

  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted September 27, 2012 at 5:57 pm Reply

    Okay, these are just too darn cute! The kiddies would absolutely love these!

  18. Meghanposted September 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I have a thing for blondies & these are so much fun!!

  19. Jen @ Savory SImpleposted September 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

    I am loving these!

  20. Colette @ JFF!posted September 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm Reply

    Ok, those are just too cute.

  21. [email protected]posted September 27, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply

    Genius! These are so fun!

  22. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted September 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply

    These are so fun, I love the caramel corn topping!

  23. Roxana | Roxana's Home Bakingposted September 27, 2012 at 1:02 pm Reply

    these look like tons of fun! the kids will go crazy over them

  24. Anita at Hungry Coupleposted September 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Ooh, these are so cute. And I love Halloween! :)

  25. [email protected]posted September 27, 2012 at 12:51 pm Reply

    These are so freakin’ cool! Genius idea!

  26. Barbara | Creative Culinaryposted September 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm Reply

    What Heather said? Me too…I know I know I risk being ostracized from Halloween but I just can not stand that candy! This? Blondies with attitude? Could love.

  27. Kathy - Panini Happyposted September 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Mmmm…I *just* bought a bag of butterscotch chips yesterday. Definitely feels like the right time of year for it! These look so yummy. :-)

  28. Aggieposted September 27, 2012 at 10:31 am Reply

    What awesome memories of your mom making your costumes, fun. And speaking of fun…this is dessert is amazing Sommer!! I want one right now!

  29. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted September 27, 2012 at 9:31 am Reply

    what a fun idea Sommer! super creative!

  30. Shainaposted September 27, 2012 at 8:55 am Reply

    This is genius. Blondies have that same flavor profile as caramel corn, so why not put them together?

  31. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted September 27, 2012 at 8:14 am Reply

    I’m in love with this whole recipe, but caramel corn in the microwave?! Oh, I know what I’m going to be eating for dessert every night for the next month…

    • Sommerposted September 27, 2012 at 8:54 am Reply

      I know Kiersten, the microwave carmel corn is TROUBLE! …A little TOO easy to make.

    • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted September 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm Reply

      I was just going to comment on that too, what an easy way to make caramel popcorn. Love that!

  32. Heather (Heather's Dish)posted September 27, 2012 at 8:07 am Reply

    OK when i first saw the post title i was all set to talk about how i don’t actually like caramel corn (like the candy) and THEN I READ THE POST and i think i’m going to be dreaming about these for the rest of my life. they look amazing and i would TOTALLY love them!

  33. Cassieposted September 27, 2012 at 8:00 am Reply

    I have a big soft spot for blondies. Add caramel and my diet is shot. These are so great, Sommer!

  34. Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted September 27, 2012 at 7:21 am Reply

    Those are incredible looking! I’m with Shelly…two desserts in one is an awesome way to go!!!

  35. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted September 27, 2012 at 6:30 am Reply

    These are so fun, Sommer!!!

  36. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted September 27, 2012 at 6:09 am Reply

    Ooooooo…love the caramel corn treat topper!! Fun!!

  37. RavieNomNomsposted September 27, 2012 at 6:07 am Reply

    This is SUCH a cute idea!! How perfect for Fall time!

  38. Brian @ A Thought For Foodposted September 27, 2012 at 6:02 am Reply

    I must admit, I’m not always into caramel corn, because I’m weird. :-) But I can’t imagine that these blondies are anything but phenomenal!

  39. shelly (cookies and cups)posted September 27, 2012 at 5:35 am Reply

    I am all about 2 desserts in one! This sounds so yummy!

  40. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted September 27, 2012 at 4:21 am Reply

    These are so fun! Love this idea!

  41. Belinda @zomppaposted September 27, 2012 at 4:38 am Reply

    Ooooooo spooky and awesome!! Love the popcorn touch.

  42. Katarinaposted September 27, 2012 at 3:34 am Reply

    Ohh, these are a great treat! YUMMY!