Caramel Popcorn Balls

4.5
(201)

Easy to make and delicious. Kids Love them.

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Servings:
15
Yield:
15 popcorn balls

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 ½ cups unpopped popcorn

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • cup sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add 1/2 cup of popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Place popped corn in oven to keep warm. Repeat until all corn has been popped. Set aside.

  2. In a medium saucepan with a candy thermometer inserted, combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Stir well and bring to boiling over medium heat. Stir in condensed milk; simmer, stirring constantly, until thermometer reads 238 degrees F (114 degrees C). Stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour caramel over popped corn and stir to coat. Butter hands lightly; shape popcorn into balls about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

322 Calories
10g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 322
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 168mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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