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Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"These popcorn balls are heavenly! Everyone I've shared them with becomes hooked instantly!"
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25 m servings 300
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Pour popcorn into a large bowl.
  2. Combine brown sugar, condensed milk, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until a candy thermometer reads 234 degrees F (112 degrees C), about 5 minutes. Pour over popcorn; stir to coat evenly.
  3. Scoop some of the popcorn mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap. Gather and twist the plastic wrap to shape into a ball. Place popcorn ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper; repeat with remaining mixture. Let cool until set, about 5 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.
  • Substitute air-popped popcorn for the microwaved variety if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 300 calories; 11.1 49.5 3.3 16 244 Full nutrition

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this was really good, and my grandchildren loved it.

After reading the reviews, I decided to start with 2 bags of popcorn instead of 3 and that was the right move. As written I do not feel there would have been enough caramel to cover 3 bags of po...

I made these popcorn balls! There delicious! They just are not sticking together... I can feel them in the plastic wrap and they are not stuck togethor. I've waited two days now?

Oh my goodness these are delicious