Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

The kids love helping me make these. They are wonderful for school party treats. Also, you can add almonds or peanuts for an extra flair.


  1. Put popped corn in large bowl. Combine sugars, syrup, water, vinegar and salt in a 2 quart sauce pan. Heat to boiling over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Once it starts boiling stir constantly until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a ball (hard ball stage). Reduce heat to low and stir in butter until melted. Pour syrup over popcorn in bowl, stirring until well coated. Let cool slightly. Butter hands and shape into balls.
Most Helpful

BRAVO!!!!!! By far the easiest and best caramel popcorn balls, I found that I just need to be patient and follow just like you say...I made a batch from a different resipe-did not even compair. Thank you so much, Im sure my grandkids are going to love them if there are any left after my husband finishes with them, they are a 5 star from him too.... Thank you again.

tina2much October 27, 2011

Oochie, ouchie...I'm blistered from tongue to toe from the hot caramel, but it didn't matter. I was just so happy that I didn't burn the popcorn for a change. Oh, I had to hurriedly pop additional popcorn, otherwise these would have been a little heavy on the caramel. A good, good old time favorite. Made for Alphabet Soup Tag.

gailanng October 27, 2009

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