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Smooth Caramel Chocolate Peanut Popcorn

Smooth Caramel Chocolate Peanut Popcorn


Pop up some popcorn to taste like your customer’s favorite candy bar. It’s easy to make with Gold Medal’s corn treat concentrate mix. With just a few ingredients you can offer this fun treat.


  • 5 Gallons of popped mushroom style popcorn (recommend #2031 Monster Mushroom Popcorn®)
  • 1 package of  #2096 Basic Corn Treat Mix
  • 12 oz. Water
  • 4 Cups Sugar (white, brown, or combination)
  • #2250 Free ‘N Easy
  • 4 oz. of oil
  • 2 Cups Salted Peanuts
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Morsels
  • Milk Chocolate Flavor Wafers #5371 (optional)


  • Take lid off Mark 5 cooker mixer 
  • Add the following directly to the cooker mixer
    • 1 package of  #2096 Basic Corn Treat Mix
    • 12 oz. Water
    • 4 Cups Sugar (white, brown, or combination)
    • 4 oz. of oil
  • Turn on heat/motor switch on
  • Place the lid back on the cooker mixer
  • When you see steam coming out of the lid (approx. 8 minutes into cooking process), remove the lid
  • When buzzer sounds, letting you know the mix is up to temperature, turn heat/motor switch OFF
  • Turn motor switch ON
  • Add the 5 gallons of popped popcorn to the cooker mixer
  • Add 2 Cups of Salted Peanuts
  • Tilt Cooker to 2nd position (tumble position) to let popcorn mix
  • Spray 10 squirts of #2250Qt Free ‘N Easy into the kettle (this will help the corn from sticking to itself)
  • Let popcorn mix for 1 minute inside cooker mixer, or until completed coated
  • Dump popcorn into cooling tray
  • Cool popcorn for 10 minutes by stirring and separating popcorn constantly
  • As the popcorn cools and is dry to the touch add 2 cups of chocolate morsels and continue to stir / separate
  • Pump up the flavor by drizzling popcorn with Milk Chocolate flavor wafers – melted
  • Bag or store popcorn