Grandma's Caramel Popcorn Balls

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by ChipotleChick

This was one of my favorite treats that my grandmother used to make for me and my brother. This is the exact recipe that I just inherited from my grandmother along with many other wonderful recipes I will be posting.

Top Review by LilMaryB

I cannot rate these popcorn balls high enough. They are heavenly. I was looking for some that would be beyond comparison and this was the recipe. Thank you for sharing! We make these every year!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup.
  2. Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  3. Stir in condensed milk.
  4. Simmer, stirring constantly, until the mixture forms a soft ball in cold water (takes just a few minutes). It will be between 234-238 degrees farenheit on a candy thermometer.
  5. Stir in vanilla and remove from heat.
  6. Pour over the popped popcorn and stir well.
  7. Butter your hands lightly, and shape the popcorn into balls about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
  8. Makes about 15 balls.

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