Five-Spice Popcorn Balls

Five-Spice Popcorn Balls
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  • 10 cups popped salted popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 3/4 cup roasted peanuts


Grease a large bowl. Add the popcorn. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the brown sugar, corn syrup and five-spice powder. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 seconds.

Drizzle the caramel over the popcorn and sprinkle in the peanuts; toss with a rubber spatula. While the mixture is still warm, using greased hands, shape the caramel corn into baseballs.