Favorite Popcorn Balls

Favorite Popcorn Balls

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Hannah
Recipe by  Hannah

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

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 12 to 14 popcorn balls

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Directions

  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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Reviews (15)

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Mandee
34

Mandee

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. If you like caramel corn, try this recipe, but if you're wanting popcorn balls, look elsewhere.

Theresa
25

Theresa

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 popcorn and they will hold together when packed by hand (after cooling a bit). I used just 1 cup corn, but 1 1/2 c sugar and 1 1/2 c molasses, and got a yummy batch of 22 (24 if I hadn't eaten some on the way to the wax paper!).

BECCA
23

BECCA

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

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (14 total)

  • Calories
  • 271 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 52.9 g
  • 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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