So, have you been on the lookout for an incredibly good caramel popcorn recipe? These ones are gonna knock you over!
No – really! These are that good. And if they were that good and a pain to make – it still wouldn’t be worth the trouble. But the good news is that they are chewy and soft and have the best flavor I’ve ever tasted–for a popcorn ball–and they are fast and EASY. I’m serious. I promise I wouldn’t make them otherwise. Are you ready?
How to make Caramel Popcorn Balls:
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
Large bowl of popcorn (about 6-8 quarts)
Heat brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and salt to simmering. Boil rapidly for 2 minutes.
Pour over popcorn and stir until all the popcorn is covered.
Allow to rest until cool enough to handle.
Cover hands with sandwich bags and form into balls.
Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic bags.
I always plan to give these away at the door to trick or treaters that I know–but it never happens. We usually don’t have any left! So I say – just eat them…
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World’s Best Popcorn Balls.
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Ooooh! These sound just wonderful! Will have to find an excuse to try them very soon.
Let’s see. We have the popcorn. We have the brown sugar. We have the corn syrup. And the butter and salt, of course. Yep. We CAN do these sooner rather than later!! Hurray!
On October 2, 2010 at 8:12 am
I think even I can do these for Halloween. Sounds like fun. Thank you! This one is going into my recipe box.
On October 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm
Miss Judy says:
These sound easy and look so delicious. I think I may add peanuts to mine.
On October 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm
Launi, they look delicious and I love popcorn balls. These will definitely be on my list of recipes to try. Thanks!
On October 2, 2010 at 1:59 pm
Vicki in So. CA says:
I’ve been thinking about the popcorn balls I made with my grandma when I was little. I’d like to make them with my grandsons, and I’ll definitely use this recipe when I do. Into my recipe box it goes.
On October 2, 2010 at 2:17 pm