Caramel Popcorn Balls, Homemade and Old Fashioned

Annacia *

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@Annacia

These old-fashioned Halloween treats are surprisingly easy to make and oh so yummy. The kids love them! The shown weight of the popcorn pkg is a guess, just use standard size pkg's.


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Serves:

1 big batch

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3
(3 ounce) bags microwave popcorn, natural flavor
1/4 c
butter
1 c
packed light brown sugar
1/2 c
light corn syrup
2-3 c
sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pop corn in the microwave using package's directions one bag at a time, removing any unpopped kernels.
2
place popped corn in warm (not hot) oven to keep warm and set aside.
3
In a medium saucepan with a candy thermometer inserted, combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup.
4
Stir well and bring to boiling over medium heat.
5
Stir in condensed milk; simmer, stirring constantly, until thermometer reads 238 degrees F (114 degrees C).
6
Stir in vanilla.
7
Pour caramel over popped corn and stir to coat.
8
Butter hands lightly; shape popcorn into balls about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids