When I was selected to be part of Good Cook’s Popcorn Ballers event I had so many ideas of what flavors to make that I decided to make two different recipes- S’More Popcorn Balls and Caramel Turtle Popcorn Balls. I had never made popcorn balls before but with the Good Cook Popcorn Baller it was really easy. The baller made the popcorn balls round and even sized. Good Cook also sent me other great items to help with the recipes including 2 bowls, a spatula, a candy thermometer, and a sauce pan. You can find them all on the Good Cook website.
- 14 cups popcorn (I popped it in a pot on the stove but you can choose any method you prefer)
- 2 cups carmamel squares
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup pecans (whole or chopped)
- 1 T. butter for your fingers (optional)
~ Melt caramel and 1 tablespoon water in a medium pot over medium head stirring frequently. When almost melted add 1 tablespoon butter and stir until smooth.
~When caramel mixture is smooth, remove pot from burner and pour half over the popcorn and fold gently to coat. Pour the rest of the caramel mixture over the popcorn and fold again until completely coated.
~Fold in chocolate chips and pecans until combined.
~Spray popcorn baller with a light coat of non-stick cooking spray. Fill baller with popcorn mixture in a heaping mound. (You might prefer to butter your fingers to fill the baller and remove the popcorn ball from the mold.) Place top on baller and press down until ball is formed. Remove top of baller, take popcorn ball out of mold and place on waxed paper/parchment to cool and harden. Enjoy! (Store in airtight container or wrap individually in cellophane bag to give as gifts.)