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Fall at our house means a lot of things. Great weather, pumpkin pie, apple spice candles and popcorn! We have a lot of favorite popcorn treats at our house. I love to snack on white popcorn that is lightly salted. We also enjoy eating some yummy popcorn balls.
For these delicious popcorn balls I simply popped a bag of JOLLY TIME Butter Light made with Smart Balance Oil, melted some caramels in a pot and combined the two. I made small popcorn balls that were a great size for my kids. I decided to jazz up a few of them and drizzle chocolate on top.
JOLLY TIME has a delicious Caramel Corn Apple recipe to share.
- 6 cups popped JOLLY TIME Blast O Butter Microwave Popcorn
- 2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 1/2 chopped dried apples
- 1 package (14 oz.) caramels, bout 48, unwrapped
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- Wooden sticks
Place popped popcorn, rice cereal and apples in large bowl. In medium saucepan over low heat, heat caramels, water and butter until caramels are melted, stirring frequently. Stir in cinnamon. Pour caramel mixture over popcorn and toss to coat well. Let cool about 5 minutes. With slightly dampened hands shape into 8 balls around wooden sticks. Place on lightly-buttered wax paper to set. Wrap in plastic wrap; tie with a ribbon. Microwave caramels, water and butter in medium microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 2-1/2 to 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring every minute.
Yield: 8 popcorn balls. For even more fantastic recipes from JOLLY TIME, check out their recipe pages.
Here is my favorite Caramel Popcorn Recipe from my mother in law (which she also uses to pour of regular Bugles, and it is AH.MAZING!)
- 1 Cup butter
- 1 Pound (2 cups) brown sugar
- 1 Cup Karo syrup
- 1 Can sweetened Condensed Milk
Cook the above ingredients to soft ball stage. Pour over popcorn (or Bugles!)
What is your favorite way to eat popcorn? Do you have a delicious popcorn recipe to share?