Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 9
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 224.7
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 321.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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When i make these nobody can resist these. I mean nobody.
When i make these nobody can resist these. I mean nobody.

Number of Servings: 9


    1/4 cup popcorn kernels
    4t sp. oil
    1 cup brown sugar
    1/3 cup water
    1/3 cup corn syrup
    1/4 cup margarine
    1/2 tsp salt
    1tsp vanilla extract


Makes: 8-9 popcorn balls
In a large deep pot, heat oil on medium-high. If it smokes reduce heat. To test oil ,drop a few kernels in. When they start to pop the oil is ready.

Pour the rest of the kernels in and cover with lid. Shake the pot to coat the kernels. As the popcorn pops, shake the pot periodically. (I shake every 10 seconds) This is so that you don't burn the popcorn.

Pour popcorn into a large bowl and set aside.

In another pot, mix all the ingredients except for the vanilla. Bring to a boil on medium heat.

Continue to cook, without stirring until: a) a candy thermometer reaches 270 F or b) when a small amount is taken (with a wooden spoon) and droppind into cool water. The candy should form like string. When the candy is removed it should bend.

Remove from the heat and mix in the vanilla.

Let it cool for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then pour over popcorn and stir until well coated. (Do not let the candy cool long or it will get hard and you won't be able to mix the candy with the popcorn. If this does happen just warm it up on the stove until softer.)

When it is still slightly warm shape into first sized balls. ( It should be cooled enough after it is caoted well.)

Wrap in plastic wrap and tie a bow with string

Number of Servings: 9

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REBABOBEBA.

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