Old-Fashioned Soft Popcorn Balls

Old-Fashioned Soft Popcorn Balls
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2 Reviews
These chewy popcorn balls will be a hit at Halloween or during the winter holidays.
60 min
Prep Time
2:10
Total Time
15 balls

Ingredients

20 cups
popped popcorn
2 cups
sugar
1 1/2 cups
water
1/2 cup
light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1 teaspoon
vinegar
1 cup
candy corn, small gumdrops, raisins or salted peanuts

Directions

  1. Place popcorn in large bowl or roasting pan; set aside.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients except candy in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until candy thermometer reaches 250°F. or small amount of mixture dropped into ice water forms a hard ball (40 to 45 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat; pour over popcorn. Stir until all popcorn is coated. Gently stir in candy. Using buttered hands and working quickly, shape about 1 cup popcorn into ball. Place onto waxed paper. Repeat with remaining popcorn. Cool completely; wrap in waxed paper or plastic food wrap.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 ball)

Calories
260
Cholesterol
0mg
Carbohydrates
62g
Protein
3g
Fat
1g
Sodium
110mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

When I made the popcorn balls right after i rolled them in balls i stuck candy corn to them for fall color. Our son loved them!

Rating

easy and good

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