Now you're ready for popcorn balls! This recipe comes from Launi, one of my readers at Chickens in the Road.
World's Best Popcorn Balls:
2 cups packed brown sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
1 cup butter or margarine
6 quarts popped corn
Heat brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter to simmering. Boil rapidly for two minutes. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl and stir until all the popcorn is covered. Allow to rest until cool enough to handle. Cover hands with sandwich bags and form into balls. Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic bags.
Optional: According to personal preference, stir in peanuts or other treats to the bowl of popcorn before pouring the syrup mixture over it.
If you've been looking for a great caramel popcorn recipe this holiday season to bring back memories - or make new ones - this is it!
Writer Suzanne McMinn lives in Roane County, where she writes every day in her blog, Chickens in the Road, at www.chickensintheroad.com.