¼ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup light corn syrup
½ of a 15 oz. can sweetened condensed milk which is 2/3 cup or I use a small can of carnation evaporated milk.
1 tsp. vanilla
5 qts. popped popcorn
Combine butter, sugar, and corn syrup. Stir well, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in milk-stirring constantly till mixture comes to a soft boil stage or 234 or 238 on candy thermometer. Stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn, and stir to coat it well. Butter hands, and shape into 3 ½ inch balls. Store in airtight container.
Makes approximately 15 to 18 popcorn balls.
Use stainless steel skillet to make syrup mixture.