Popcorn Balls

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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!

Rating:
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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

How to Make Popcorn Balls

Step-by-Step

  • 1Measure popped corn into large buttered pan. Measure sugar, syrup and water into heavy 2-3 quart sauce pan. Cook to 280 degrees.
  • 2Remove 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.
  • 3Once 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.
  • 4Place 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
Hashtags: #Kids, #parties, #halloween