Sweet and Salty Corn Pops

Time: 20 minutes hands on + 10 minutes to cool and set
Yield: about 10 cups
Recipe from my wonderful Aunt Joyce, candy maker extraordinaire

***NOTE: This recipe can be doubled with no problem what-so-ever. ***

8 ounces puffed corn pops (not the cereal called Corn Pops)
1 C butter
3 T water
2 T corn syrup
1 C sugar

1. Find yourself some corn pops. You will need between 7-8 ounces total. There are many different brands available, the bag you see above is not the only choice. I have noticed the grocery stores in my area have been stocking multiple brands this holiday season.

2. Pour the corn pops out into a large bowl. Grab a couple of large cookie sheets and line them with parchment paper.

3. Melt 1 cup of butter in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium high heat. Add 3 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of corn syrup and 1 cup of sugar. 

4. Stir the ingredients together over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil and continue to cook and stir until the candy turns the color of honey. Golden brown honey, my friends. It usually takes between 8-10 minutes to make that color happen.

5. Pour the honey colored candy over the top of your corn pops. Stir it all together so that the corn pops are all evenly coated. 

6. Pour the coated pops onto two large cookies sheets and allow them to cool (should take about 10 minutes). Store leftovers in an airtight container.