Popcorn Balls

Krista Hiner


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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16-18 balls
1 Hr
15 Min
Stove Top


How to Make Popcorn Balls


  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.

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About Popcorn Balls

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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