Homemade caramel popcorn balls are a sweet treat and make a great alternative to store-bought candy. Serve as a party snack or place in festive bags so guests can take them to go – either way, they're sure to be a hit.
Nothing says fun like delicious popcorn balls. Try using orange and black food coloring for a Halloween-hued treat display.”
Divide popped corn evenly and place each half in a medium-sized, heatproof bowl sprayed with non-stick spray.
Combine 1/4 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup corn syrup in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil.
Pour in 1/2 can condensed milk. Return to a boil and let boil for five minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract and black food coloring.
Pour hot caramel over popcorn and stir with a wooden spoon.
Grease hands with butter and form mixture into balls.
Place formed balls on a non-stick cookie sheet or wax paper to cool.
Repeat steps 2-7, using orange food coloring instead of black.
Once cooled, stack popcorn balls in a festive bowl or place in Halloween-themed favor bags and tie closed with a ribbon.