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Gooey Caramel Popcorn Balls

Yields1 Serving

Gooey Caramel Popcorn Balls

 10 cups hot,salted popcorn, unpopped kernels removed
 1 (16 oz.) Tub Jimmy’s Caramel Dip
 Pinch of Cream of Tartar
 1/2 (10 ounce) package of marshmellows, about 4 cups

Put a tub of Jimmy's Caramel Dip into a sauce pan and cream of tartar (this bit of acid keeps the sugar from crystallizing.) Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, until the caramel coats the back of the spoon. Remove the caramel from the heat and stir in the marshmallows. Fold the marshmallows into the hot caramel so they all melt into a gooey caramel sauce.


The caramel will coat better if the popcorn is hot, so make it while caramel is simmering or pop it first then keep it warm. Put the popcorn in a big bowl and pour the caramel marshmallow mixture over the popcorn. Gently fold with a wooden spoon to coat each kernel. Grab handfuls of the popcorn and squeeze it together to form popcorn balls; make them about the size of a tennis ball. Put the popcorn balls on a sheet pan lined with waxed paper to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 5176Calories from Fat 532
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 59g91%

Saturated Fat 9g45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 2040mg85%
Potassium 1mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 1008g336%

Dietary Fiber 184g736%
Sugars 14g
Protein 163g326%

Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin E 0%
Vitamin K 0%
Thiamin 3%
Riboflavin 0%
Niacin 1%
Vitamin B6 2%
Folate 2%
Vitamin B12 0%
Phosphorus 4%
Magnesium 4%
Zinc 3%
Selenium 0%
Manganese 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.