Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls w/ Cardamom & Poppy Seed, 3/8/13

Jason Knapp



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    • 8 -10 cups popped popcorn
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    • 1 cup light corn syrup
    • 1 cup water
    • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 1/2 t ground cardamom
    • 1 t poppy seeds


  1. Put popped corn in large bowl with peanuts, cardamom and poppy seeds. Combine sugars, syrup, water, vinegar and salt in a 2 quart sauce pan. Heat to boiling over medium high heat, stirring frequently. Once it starts boiling stir constantly until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a ball (hard ball stage).{} Reduce heat to low and stir in butter until melted.{} Pour syrup over popcorn in bowl, stirring until well coated.{} Let cool slightly, butter hands and form into balls.