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Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls
Always a favorite
  • 8 cups popped JOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter or Butter Licious Microwave Pop Corn
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Here's How:
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.

Yield: 12 medium popcorn balls
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