Friday, March 11, 2011

Orange Honey Caramel Corn

Orange Caramel Popcorn balls take caramel corn to a whole new level.
Orange Honey Caramel Corn recipe from
Now, some people have children they talk about constantly. Others have dogs, and yet another subset of the populations finds signed sporting goods fill their hearts with joy. I make no judgment on anything that brings joy to their lives. Why? I have no room to judge.....but I do tease......a lot. People need to laugh more, thus I tease about anything and everything under the sun. Earlier this week I posted "what if i talked about my new kindle like people do about their babies? i'm just saying, my kindle can hold 3,500 books....what does your baby do?" My favorite response was "My Kindle learned how to sync up with my droid pro the other day. THEY GROW UP SO FAST!" We jest. I love my friends, their children, and even their signed sporting goods collections, and just to be fair, your signed sporting goods collection can't hold 3,500 books either. Win for the Kindle!

Now, I want to announce my new joy: The Picture Recipe Index.

Yes, another attempt at a great recipe index! After the responses I got from the last little questionnaire about my index, I decided to try out Index 3.0. The majority of people preferred the original index, so it's like that, only split into pages and all the recipes have pictures with them! Please let me know what you think! Also, to the respondent who said "The new one sucks" about my last test index.... you are awesome! I laughed out loud. :) Now, not all the recipes are filled in. This is just what I could build between 4 pm yesterday and this morning, and the ice cream section isn't working yet. It's a baby index. Give it time. If your responses come back in favor of the pictures I'll do my best to finish it up this weekend! :)

Thanks all!

Orange Honey Caramel Corn Balls

6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 Tbsp. orange honey
3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
10 cups popped popcorn
2 tsp. fine sea salt
1 1/2 cups honey-roasted peanuts

In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add sugars, orange honey, and corn syrup and cook to 300° stirring occasionally.

Place popcorn in a lightly oiled bowl. Pour caramel over popcorn and toss to combine, using spatulas sprayed with cooking spray. When popcorn has cooled slightly but is not quite set, mix in salt and peanuts. With oiled hands, form into 2-inch balls, working quickly, to get all the popcorn balls made before the caramel sets!


  1. Okay so this recipe! I have no words! But YUM! ♥

  2. Crazy about the picture recipe index! So easy to find the category you want and scan through the photos to get to the recipe you want.

    Nice use of your orange honey.

  3. Looks fabulous! This is a great add to my girls night in menu :)

  4. That looks insanely delicious! I knew when you made the orange honey, I could expect something scrumptious coming and this does not disappoint!

  5. This caramel corn is life-changing - can only imagine the orange honey flavor. Love the index!

  6. Mmmmm.....looks so good. It's been too long since I've had caramel corn.

  7. Loved this post. :) Does your kindle poop and giggle?? Just kidding! :)

    Caramel corn is soooo good and your version sounds amazing - great flavors!

  8. Thank you for sharing your recipe! My Aunt Betty, who passed away two years ago, made caramel corn (called popcorn balls) every year for Halloween. She took her recipe with her, so I'm grateful for yours. Can't wait to try it!

  9. That looks awesome! Oh, and the picture index is great. :)

  10. Is the recipe index a widget or did you just do the code yourself? It looks great. I have been wanting to go that route, but I think I have about 300 recipes in my blog now, if I had to upload each photo individually I think I might lose my mind.

  11. love the popcorn balls. and fyi, there are some days where i'd gladly trade my kids (or my dog) for a kindle. i regularly tell them that i'm going to put them up on ebay if they don't start listening.

  12. I would say PICTURE.. as soon as i opened that link .. uuuuuuuu!!! yeah.. PICTURE INDEX

  13. I love your photos. Great post. I have been on such a popcorn kick lately so going to have to try this out. Thanks for sharing. Your blog is just lovely!

  14. This sounds delicious, I love how you shaped balls!

  15. The popcorns are looking awesome, cant wait to make and try. Congrats on top 9 !

  16. I like the picture index a lot! and this recipe is great! :)

  17. yum....that looks so good.

  18. Caramel popcorn is one of my favorite flavors! I like the crispness it gives to the popcorn and it seems like a candy. I hope I could get popcorn machines for sale soon so I could make my own caramel candy.


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