Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe
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Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe

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"Trick-or-treaters are always happy to receive these tasty popcorn balls," says Betty Claycomb, field editor from Alverton, Pennsylvania. "I love making them as well as eating them!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 lollipop sticks

Directions

  1. Place popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Quickly pour over popcorn mixture and mix well.
  2. When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into ten 2-1/2-in. balls; insert a lollipop stick into each ball. Let stand at room temperature until firm; wrap in plastic wrap. Yield: 10 popcorn balls.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls in Taste of Home October/November 2007, p17

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

Wonderful recipe!! Easy & delicious!! Made a great after school snack for my boys!!:) I will add this.... I only had 1/4 cup of corn syrup, so added molasses to make up for the other 1/4, & instead of peanuts, I added crushed pecans (that's all I had), but everything still turned out great! Thank you for sharing this recipe!!:)

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

Easy to make and very good! I used creamy peanut butter. 5 stars and will make again! :)

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

Really good!!! We didn't have peanuts and used microwave popcorn

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Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

these are so easy to make they are now on my Christmas list of goodies to make

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Reviewed Oct. 25, 2008

These are DELICIOUS! The first time I made them, I did not have peanuts or crunchy peanut butter. So, I left out the peanuts and used 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter. I worked beautifully...so good. The second time I made them per recipe and that was good too. Depends on if you like the crunchy peanut taste. These would be fantastic for a Halloween party.

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