Popcorn balls in chocolate-caramel

November 5, 2012  • 

 

This is for the child lurking inside of us. Halloween parties, Christmas parties, any party, or just a movie night planned for Friday would be the occasion to indulge in these. You can make them without fear if you own a candy thermometer and save time by using microwave popcorn.

INGREDIENTS: Serves 12


1 bag of microwave popcorn

  • 1/2 cup  whipping cream (100 g.)
  • 1 cup       granulated sugar (240 g.)
  • 1/2 cup   honey (100 g.)
  • 3.5 oz      dark or bittersweet chocolate (120 g.)
  • 1 tbsp of unsalted butter (10 g.)
METHOD:
  1. Cook the popcorn in the microwave using package directions. Set aside in a large bowl.
  2. In a heavy-bottom saucepan place the cream, sugar and honey; bring to a boil and keep boiling until the candy thermometer reads 245F or 118C (softball stage). Add butter and the chocolate stirring constantly. Cook 2 minutes longer. 
  3. Mix the chocolate caramel mixture with the popcorn using wide wooden spoons. Spread on a large piece of parchment paper and form into balls (wear gloves, it is going to be very hot). Cool the balls one hour and serve.

Recipe adapted from qooq.com

NOTE: You can use chocolate chips for this recipe, as long as they are bittersweet (not milk chocolate, or it would end up too sweet).

Comments

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  1. Familycook says:

    Hey Joumana, the popcorn balls look terrific!

    Love your new profile pic too:)

  2. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I don’t need an excuse to eat this – however old I get!

  3. Jamie says:

    Wow! This is stupendous! I love popcorn, love caramel popcorn balls but chocolate is fabulous! And yes, I LOVE your sidebar profile pic! Gorgeous!

  4. Susan says:

    Husband and I love popcorn! Coated in these delicious flavors, I could eat far too many for my own good 🙂

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