Orange Honey Caramel Corn

Orange Caramel Popcorn balls take caramel corn to a whole new level.
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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!