Best Ever Popcorn Balls

Best Ever Popcorn Balls

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"Sweet, crunchy balls of popcorn."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 191 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
  2. Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.
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TRINQUETTE
12/30/2003

Love this soft chewy recipe!!!! EASY!!! A quick way to make balls is to oil a cup(measuring cup works well) ans stuff coated popcorn in. A tap to the bottom of the cup onto waxed paper leaves beautiful balls! Yum!! I've made them a few times and love them but add 2 teaspoons of vanilla to flavour Remember to butter hands before playing in coated popcorn or it'll stick!.

LOCALGIRL
12/22/2003

Very easy to make & yummy! I made them for my child's class. 3 microwaveable bags of popcorn was sufficent for 20 servings. After popping, I placed them in 2 large casserole dishes & set them in a warm oven while I cooked the topping. Then poured it over the popcorn & stirred until well coated. Latex gloves sprayed w/Pam helped while forming the balls! Hope this helps!

SLOANIEBOLOGNA
10/30/2006

Quick & easy! First time making popcorn balls, will definitly make again. I made them for my son's class~they loved them! A couple of tips that worked for me was using the gloves sprayed with Pam, break the popcorn into three or more batches(much easier to work with plus you won't have to work as quickly),forming the popcorn in the muffin tins (quick and gave them a place to set up), for the clean up I boiled water in the saucepan to melt the corn syrup mixture then poured that water into my mixing bowl to help clean up that bowl. I was able to make 36 popcon balls out of this recipe.