Favorite Popcorn Balls

Favorite Popcorn Balls

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"Here is a recipe my family has used for years. We make the colored kind in red and green for Christmas!"

Ingredients

servings 271 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 271 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add 1/2 cup of popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Repeat until all corn has been popped. Place popped corn into a buttered bowl.
  2. In 2 quart saucepan, melt butter. Stir in sugar, molasses, and salt. Insert a candy thermometer in saucepan and boil sugar mixture on medium heat until the thermometer reads 260 degrees F(126 degrees C).
  3. Pour syrup over corn, while stirring popcorn thoroughly. Butter hands lightly. Shape popcorn into 12 to 14 balls.

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For those like me without a candy thermometer-boil the 'sauce' at bubbling & stir for several minutes, until a drop in a cup of cold water makes a gooey ball, then it's ready to drizzle on the p...

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WARNING: This doesn't make popcorn balls... it makes CARAMEL CORN. It's yummy, but I tried to shape it into balls and it just didn't work. It's very crunchy, and not gooey/sticky like I wanted....

WARNING: This doesn't make popcorn balls... it makes CARAMEL CORN. It's yummy, but I tried to shape it into balls and it just didn't work. It's very crunchy, and not gooey/sticky like I wanted....

For those like me without a candy thermometer-boil the 'sauce' at bubbling & stir for several minutes, until a drop in a cup of cold water makes a gooey ball, then it's ready to drizzle on the p...

They turned out perfect!! Thanks for your receipe!!

Great recipe for the holidays. Next time I may make it with unsalted microwave popcorn to shorten the process. I added salted peanuts which gave them a great flavor! The kids loved them!

Was looking for recipe for carmel corn to use up the left over popped corn - used this recipe because I don't use corn syrup at all - had about 6 cups leftover popped corn (organic, already seas...

They tasted very good but next time I'll use half the popcorn or double the syrup that goes on it. The problem may have been that I used a hot air popper instead of popping it on the stove. I ...

This is very similar to the recipe my family has handed down for generations. A Christmas tradition!

This was okay. I halved the recipe (because I only had 1 C of molasses). Like other reviewers stated, there wasn't enough sauce for all of the popcorn. It only covered about half of it. The ...

its a good fun one to do with the kids.... beware its STICKY.... we had a good time.. a great homemade snack!