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Quick and Easy Popcorn Balls

User Rating 5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Popcorn balls
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  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat corn oil in a 4-quart kettle over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add popcorn. Cover, leaving cover just slightly ajar. Shake frequently over medium heat until popping stops. Meanwhile, mix together corn syrup, sugar and salt. Add to popped corn in kettle, stirring and tossing constantly over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolve and popcorn is evenly coated with mixture. Remove from heat. Gently form into balls, using buttered hands.
Makes about 1 dozen popcorn balls.

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 5 out of 5
, Member craftymama4

I haven't had popcorn balls in years and I recedntly made these for my childrens' Halloween party. I used orange food coloring and light corn syrup. They came out perfect! Everyone loved them. I am making them again this time with red and green food coloring for a Christmas party. These are great for anyone looking for something that is gluten free. I also used spray Pam on my hands to make them dairy free.

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