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Caramel Popcorn Balls, Homemade and Old Fashioned

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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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1 big batch
20 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


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

How to Make Caramel Popcorn Balls, Homemade and Old Fashioned


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

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About Caramel Popcorn Balls, Homemade and Old Fashioned

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

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