Recipe By redamber
Published Mar 5th
Prep 15m Cook 5m Additional 5m Ready In 25m
Servings 12 servings Calories 300.1

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

Recipe Ingredients

  • 3 (2.9 ounce) bags microwave popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Pour popcorn into a large bowl.
  2. 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. 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.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 300.1
  • Carbohydrate 49.5 g
  • Cholesterol 15.9 mg
  • Fat 11.1 g
  • Fiber 2.1 g
  • Protein 3.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.4 g
  • Sodium 244.1 mg
  • Sugar 30.9 g

Chef's Notes

Substitute margarine for the butter if desired; Substitute air-popped popcorn for the microwaved variety if desired.
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  1. this was really good and my grandchildren loved it.
  2. 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 - Read more ...
  3. 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?
  4. Oh my goodness these are delicious