Cocoa-Cayenne Popcorn Balls

Cocoa-Cayenne Popcorn Balls
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  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Zest of 1 medium orange
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick), cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 9 cups plain popped popcorn

Coat a large heatproof bowl with butter, vegetable oil, or cooking spray and place popcorn in the bowl. Place sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook...

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