Never been a big popcorn fan, I think it's because they always get stuck between my teeth. I had some once at a movie and all I could think about was getting out of there and find something sharp to get between my teeth and get the suckers out. But these caramel popcorn balls are something else, I gladly give up some teeth space for these ones. You have to work fast because the sugar hardens really fast and wear gloves.
It's very hot. But so worth it!
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Makes 10

1 large bag of popcorn
1 cup sugar

A cute way to serve these is to make a handle using a lollipop stick. Hot glue rick rack ribbon. Glue to the popcorn ball with some melted sugar.

  1. Place the popcorn in a large bowl.
  2. Melt the sugar in a medium pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir once in a while so the sugar does not burn.
  4. Once melted, pour the caramel over the popcorn.
  5. Using clean rubber gloves form the popcorn into balls. (It will be hot so don't let the kids do this.)
  6. Store in an airtight container.


Easy to make and really fun to serve as an "upside-down" lollipop.
Photography by Ellen Silverman

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