Popcorn Balls

Krista Hiner

By
@KHiner

Recipe by Iris Nelson. She used to make hundreds of popcorn balls for Halloween. We always looked forward to trick or treating at Mrs. Nelson's house!


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Rating:

Serves:

16-18 balls

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6-8 pt
popped corn
2 c
sugar
2/3 c
light corn syrup
1/2 c
water
1/4 c
+ 2 tbsp butter
2 tsp
vanilla
1 1/4 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure popped corn into large buttered pan. Measure sugar, syrup and water into heavy 2-3 quart sauce pan. Cook to 280 degrees.
2
Remove from heat and add butter, vanilla and salt. Stir well. Pour mixture over popcorn. Stir or toss bottom until all syrup is mixed with popcorn.
3
Once the popcorn mixture is cool enough to handle; grease hands and form popcorn into balls. If mixture gets too cool to stick together, set over hot water to warm.
4
Place balls onto baking sheet or tray and let cool completely. Wrap in waxed paper and twist ends or in saran paper and tie.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Kids, #parties, #halloween