Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls
Popcorn always make a crowd-pleasing snack...but you can make it into a chewy, sweet delight with this classic recipe.—American Pop Corn Co., Sioux City, Iowa
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
- 2 quarts popped popcorn
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place popcorn in a baking pan and keep warm in a 200° oven. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
- Continue cooking without stirring until the temperature reaches 270° on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat. Add vanilla; stir just enough to mix. Slowly pour over the popcorn. Cool just enough to handle. Shape with buttered hands.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 161 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 213mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls in Country Woman November/December 1993
Oct 30, 2008
I made these for a Breast Cancer Bake Sale fund raiser for a girl I work with. Everyone loved them, we sold every single ball.
Oct 22, 2008
this sounds great,but i am lppoking for a similar recipe that was on the back of popcorn bag