Cherry Vanilla Caramel Corn

Cherry Vanilla Caramel Corn: homemade caramel corn recipe topped with vanilla candy coating and cherry candies!

Can you all tell I am on a cherry kick lately? Some people equate Valentine’s day with chocolate, but for me it’s cherries. And pink food. Especially candy.

And now, I will also forever look forward to Cherry flavored m&m’s at Valentine’s. Have you tried these? They are simply amazing. I thought about putting them in a cookie. But it occurred to me that I needed to pair them with my caramel corn recipe and coat it in all white chocolate.

I’m so glad I did. Well, kinda. The flavor was amazing. However, my pants are a little tight.

Cherry Vanilla Caramel Corn


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 bags of popped corn, REMOVE SEEDS (5 qt popped)
  • 16 oz. package vanilla bark
  • 3 cup Cherry m&m candies


  1. Pan melt butter, stir in sugar, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat. Stir in baking soda and vanilla. Gradually pour over popped corn. Mix well. I use my broiler pans, but the disposable lasagna foil pans would work well too. Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. Break apart and place in large bowl.
  3. Melt the vanilla bark completely (according to package directions), pour over cooled caramel corn. Allow to cool about ten minutes. Mix in m&m's and pour onto wax paper to harden.
  4. Store in airtight Ziploc or tupperware containers.

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Posted on January 25, 2012

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  2. My mom made this last weekend and I made it today for a v-day party. Huge hit! I friended you on Facebook so I could talk to you about food and recipes. I have saved a lot of your recipes on tasty kitchen and just recently put it together that you and many others have blogs. (duh!) lol

  3. These look soooo good. We’re so glad you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. We loved having you!! Please come back next Saturday and share more of your great recipes! -The Sisters

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  5. This recipe looks so yummy! I’m having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link… Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oh man, what a perfect snack to eat while watching some tv! I’ve never made anythign tasty with popcorn, just the traditional way, but I think I need to change that!!

  7. Oh my goodness! All my favorite things in one recipe. YUM!! I would love if you would drop by and link up this recipe or any recipe you want to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!!

    Thank you!

  8. Grrrrr! I just saw these and had them in my cart and took them out bc I wasn’t sure what to use them in and I knew I would eat the whole bag. Darn you I have to go back to the store.

  9. What an ingenious way to use the M&Ms! I would have never thought of something like this. I might just make it for Dudette’s class for Valentine’s. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Valentines means cherry to me for sure too!!! It will come as no surprise to you that I am also on a cherry kick:-) After all we are scary similar, so I would expect no less!!! When are we baking with the same ingredients again? 🙂

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