Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe

4 stars
4.16 (12)
Easy Caramel Popcorn Balls Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
Category:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 06, 2024

These easy caramel popcorn balls are the perfect treat for any occasion. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are a sweet and crunchy snack that everyone will love. Whether you're looking for a fun dessert for a party or just want to satisfy your sweet tooth, these caramel popcorn balls are sure to be a hit!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Pop the popcorn according to package instructions and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the caramel mixture over the popcorn and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Using greased hands, shape the popcorn mixture into balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and set.
  6. Enjoy your delicious caramel popcorn balls!

Interesting Facts

  • Popcorn is a whole grain, making these caramel popcorn balls a slightly healthier treat option.
  • Popcorn balls became popular in the early 20th century as a homemade treat for Halloween and other festive occasions.