Curry-Coconut Popcorn Balls

Curry-Coconut Popcorn Balls

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    Difficulty: Easy
    Total Time: 40 mins
    Makes: 6 (3-inch) popcorn balls
    Curry-Coconut Popcorn Balls
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    Sweet, spicy, and savory all at once, these Indian-influenced popcorn balls are a shoo-in for adventurous eaters.

    Special equipment: You’ll need a reliable candy/fat thermometer for this recipe.

    Game plan: The popcorn balls will last up to 5 days when stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

    This recipe was featured as part of our Popcorn Balls for the Holidays project.

    Instructions

    1. 1Coat a large heatproof bowl with butter, vegetable oil, or cooking spray and place popcorn in the bowl.
    2. 2Place sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture registers 260°F on a candy/fat thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter, curry powder, and vanilla until melted and smooth.
    3. 3Immediately drizzle sugar mixture over popcorn. Add coconut and ginger and stir continuously with a rubber spatula, scraping the bottom of the bowl, until popcorn is thoroughly coated and cool enough to handle, about 3 minutes.
    4. 4Using buttered or oiled hands, tightly press mixture (it may still be a bit warm) into 3-inch rounds. Place on waxed or parchment paper to cool completely, about 15 to 20 minutes.
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