Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Makes 12 medium popcorn balls

These no-frills popcorn balls combine a sugary glaze with the mouth-watering crunch of JOLLY TIME butter popcorn, for a simple treat that is sure to earn a spot in your recipe box.

Ingredients

8 cupspopped JOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter or Butter Microwave Pop Corn
1 cupsugar
1/3 cuplight or dark corn syrup
1/3 cupwater
1/4 cupbutter or margarine
1/2 tspsalt
1 tspvanilla

Directions

Keep popped popcorn warm in 200F oven while preparing syrup. In 2-quart saucepan, stir together sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking without stirring until temperature reaches 270F on a candy thermometer or until a small amount of syrup dropped into very cold water separates into threads, which are hard but not brittle. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; stir just enough to mix through hot syrup. Slowly pour over popcorn, stirring to coat every kernel. Cool just enough to handle. Shape into balls, using JOLLY TIME® Pop Corn Ball Maker or buttered hands. Cool on foil or buttered wax paper. Wrap in plastic wrap; tie with a ribbon.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board