Heffalumps - Caramel Popcorn Balls

Heffalumps   -  Caramel Popcorn Balls created by COOKGIRl

Heffalumps? Heaven Lumps. Chewy, crispy, sweet balls of heaven. From the Family Circle Sweets & Chocolates book.

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30mins
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ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 12 cup popcorn
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 80 g unsalted butter (but salted will get by)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons cream

directions

  • Pop the corn. (heat oil in large pan over medium heat. Add popping corn and cover tightly. Hold lid of pan on tightly and shake occasionally. Cook until popping sounds stop.).
  • Put the popped corn into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Combine sugar, butter, honey and cream in a small heavy based pan. Stir over medium heat without boiling until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  • Brush sugar crystals from sides of pan with wet pastry brush. Bring to the boil and boil without stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Pour syrup over popcorn. (warning super hot) Using two metal spoons combine thoroughly.
  • When mix has cooled enough to handle but not set, form popcorn into golf-ball sized balls with oiled hands.
  • Place on wire rack to set.
  • Store in airtight container in cool dark place for up to 1 week. But who would want to do that?
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  1. JPerez
    I didn't form into balls, but this made good caramel corn. 80 grams of butter is approximately 6.5 TBSP. I used part brown sugar and added a tiny sprinkle of salt, and I actually made the caramel in the microwave. Just mix the ingredients together in a glass bowl or large measuring cup and boil in the microwave for 4-5 minutes, stirring every couple minutes until the caramel starts to thicken. I also added a tsp of vanilla extract and maple flavoring to the caramel sauce just before covering the popcorn. Then, to help spread the caramel, I used two baking sheets sprayed with nonstick spray and baked the popcorn in the oven on 300 degrees, stirring every few minutes until the popcorn was evenly covered. Great tasting caramel corn!
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  2. funyuns
    Love these popcorn balls & really love that they use honey instead of corn syrup. We didn't have cream, so we just put in 1 T of milk instead & they still turned out great.
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  3. funyuns
    Love these popcorn balls and really love that they use honey instead of corn syrup. We didn't have cream, so we just put in 1 T of milk instead and they still turned out great.
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  4. COOKGIRl
    Heffalumps   -  Caramel Popcorn Balls Created by COOKGIRl
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  5. COOKGIRl
    Very good and super easy to make, too! I think I would reduce the amount of popcorn kernels to 1/3 cup because when I mixed the syrup with the popcorn, by the time we got to the bottom of the bowl, there wasn't enough mixture to form balls. Fun recipe to make this time of year. Thanks for posting! Next time I'll try adding some peanuts to the mix.
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