These popcorn balls are heavenly! Everyone I've shared them with becomes hooked instantly!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour popcorn into a large bowl.

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  • 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.

  • 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

300 calories; protein 3.3g 7% DV; carbohydrates 49.5g 16% DV; fat 11.1g 17% DV; cholesterol 15.9mg 5% DV; sodium 244.1mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2017
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 popcorn. I made these for Valentines Day so instead of shaping into balls I shaped into hearts and threw in some M&M's. My Valentine gave me two thumbs up! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2017
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 popcorn. I made these for Valentines Day so instead of shaping into balls I shaped into hearts and threw in some M&M's. My Valentine gave me two thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2018
this was really good and my grandchildren loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2016
Oh my goodness these are delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
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? Read More