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    Grandma's Caramel Popcorn Balls

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    35 mins

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    15 mins

    ChipotleChick's Note:

    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.

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    Serves: 15



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    1. 1
      Combine butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup.
    2. 2
      Stir well and bring to a boil over medium heat.
    3. 3
      Stir in condensed milk.
    4. 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. 5
      Stir in vanilla and remove from heat.
    6. 6
      Pour over the popped popcorn and stir well.
    7. 7
      Butter your hands lightly, and shape the popcorn into balls about 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
    8. 8
      Makes about 15 balls.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2012


      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!

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    • on December 25, 2009


      Love the taste of this... and easy to do... followed directions to the letter. I used a candy thermometer to check the temp...

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    • on October 30, 2011


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    Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Caramel Popcorn Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (54 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 202.2
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.7 g
    Cholesterol 12.9 mg
    Sodium 57.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    Sugars 25.1 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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