There are so many caramel popcorn recipes but this one is very good and very easy. I got this recipe from my friend Jeanette. I have seen a variation of this recipe, using one cup brown sugar instead of two but haven’t tried it.
Check your candy thermometer – Boiling water should read 212 degrees F.
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup karo syrup
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
Combine butter, syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and bring to a soft ball stage.
Pour over popcorn. (It helps to grease the popcorn bowl–I spray it with Pam.) Butter hands lightly and form balls when popcorn mix has cooled somewhat.
Tip: You can buy already popped popcorn at Harman’s grocery store. One of their big bags makes 3 batches with each batch making around 12-15 popcorn balls each.
Roll popcorn into balls and give as treats or, even easier, forego shaping it into balls and just fill ziploc bags with it.