Peanutty Popcorn Balls
Send yuletide visitors home with one of these tasty gourmet treats wrapped in colored cellophane and pretty ribbons, suggests Candace Harris from Walker, Minnesota...or tuck one in the toe of Christmas stockings.
Total TimePrep: 10 min. + standing
Makes2 popcorn balls
- 2 cups popped popcorn
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- Dash salt
- In a large bowl, combine the popcorn and peanuts; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup, peanut butter and salt. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly; stir. Pour over popcorn mixture; mix well. When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into two 2-1/2-in. balls. Let stand at room temperature until firm before wrapping in plastic wrap.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 421 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 5g fiber), 12g protein.
Originally published as Peanut-Popcorn Balls in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006