A couple of weeks ago, when I was at Bear Lake with my
extended family we had a real need for a treat.
Let me rephrase that.
We hadn’t had a treat in almost 3 hours….so we were in need.
Of something gooey…
My sister in law Miriam pulled this fabulous recipe for
Caramel Popcorn right out of her tick-tock and we got to making.
Let me just tell it to you strait.
We were not disappointed!
This Caramel Popcorn would be great to take along camping, on a picnic, to the drive in movies, to the sit at your house and watch a movie, just about anywhere you go….
this popcorn will put a smile on your face.
Unless you are sitting in the dentist chair.
Let me just give you a heads up…
Generally treats shouldn’t be eaten while at the dentist.
I know, I know.
You are disappointed.
Caramel Popcorn Balls
Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 15 servings
*Note: I received a comment this afternoon from someone who tried the recipe. She indicated that more popcorn was needed to use all of the caramel. I have tried it with both 1 C and 1 1/2 C popcorn…we liked it drenched in caramel and so I decided on posting the recipe with only 1 C popcorn. However, you may like it more spread out. So…pop to your own liking!
1 C unpopped popcorn
1/2 C butter (1 stick)
2 C brown sugar
1/2 C corn syrup
1 15 oz sweetened condensed milk
1. Most popcorn poppers can only accommodate 1/2 C corn kernels at a time. This recipe calls for 1 C total, so you will need to pop 2 batches.
2. Put your popcorn into to large bowls, sprinkle the popcorn with a bit of salt.
3. In a medium sized sauce pan melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk Stir it all around until well blended.
4. Heat the mixture to boiling. Boil for 3 minutes while stirring.
5. Remove from the heat and pour caramel over the top of the popcorn. Stir it up with a large wooden spoon until all of the popcorn is covered.
6. You can serve the popcorn up to your crew in the bowl you mixed it in. Simple is often best. However, you can shape them into balls and then wrap in plastic wrap. Tie a little bow around them if you are feeling fancy, and you have time in your day for that kind of frivolity.
Maybe you could take some to your dentist office after all!
I just had a great idea.
Just pass them around to all of the patients…maybe you can get a secret discount on your bill.
(Not a thing disappointing about that.)