Perfect Popcorn Balls

Perfect Popcorn Balls

popcorn balls

From October 22, 2005:  I made these last night.  I used 3 quarts of popcorn and didn’t pour all of the melted caramel mixture over the popcorn (seemed like it would be too much caramel for the amount of popcorn).  They turned out well….not too gooey.   We used the remaining caramel mixture to dip apples slices into…yummmmmm.  It is easier to form the popcorn balls if you let the mixture cool a bit after mixing the caramel and popcorn together.  These are great treats for Halloween.

Perfect Popcorn Balls

2 1/2 quarts plain popped popcorn
1 14 oz. package light caramels
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 T. water

Keep the popped popcorn in a 200 degree oven while the caramels melt.

Melt the caramels in a double boiler.  Add corn syrup and water and mix until smooth.  Pour over popcorn and mix well.  With greased hands, shape into balls.

Let cool completely and dry.  Wrap each ball individually.

Makes about 15 softball sized popcorn balls.

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