This is my mom's recipe and it is a huge hit at parties. She always served it at Halloween, Christmas Eve, and New Years. It makes a ton so make sure you have plenty of people around to enjoy it, and lots of napkins & washcloths!
Prep: 30 minutes
Yield: about 20 servings
20 cups popped popcorn (about 4 bags of microwave popcorn)
1 lb brown sugar
2 cups corn syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter
In a large pot mix together brown sugar & corn syrup. Bring to a boil on medium heat and boil until sugar is dissolved. Add sweetened condensed milk & butter, return to a boil and cook to a soft ball stage. (275 F on a candy thermometer). Pour caramel over popcorn, and mix well. Shape into balls if desired.
How Kids Can Help:
Kids can help sort out the old maid kernels from the popcorn while you cook the caramel.