Popcorn Balls - a Special Treat for Halloween!

Total Time
15 mins
20 mins

this is real 50s food - great to give out to older kids for Halloween [i print out my name and address on labels before wrapping in saran wrap] rice krispie treats are great for the little kids -

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  1. Mix sauce ingredients [EXCEPT THE VANILLA!] in a saucepan.
  2. Cook to 250 degrees on a candy thermometer for popcorn balls [or until a few drops form a hard ball when dropped into cold water].
  3. This can be cooked to a lower temp if you are just going to drizzle this over popcorn in a pan for smaller bite-sized pieces - and don't want to break a tooth on the hard-ball caramel.
  4. Remove from heat.
  5. NOW stir in 1 tsp vanilla.
  6. Pour in a thin stream over the popped corn, stirring constantly to mix well.
  7. Shape into balls, if desired.