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Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe

Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls Recipe

Trick-or-treaters are always happy to receive these tasty popcorn balls. I love making them as well as eating them! —Betty Claycomb, Alverton, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing YIELD: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.