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Cranberry Popcorn Balls

Cranberry Popcorn Balls

  • 18 balls
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes

A fun holiday treat that is a ‘ball’ to make!


Amount Ingredient
20 cups JOLLY TIME Pop Corn, popped
2 cups sugar
1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce, slightly mashed
1 tbsp grated orange peel
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine all ingredients, except popcorn (remove any unpopped kernels), in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook to 250 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.
  3. Mixture will bubble up in pan, so watch to keep from boiling over.
  4. Pour slowly onto hot popcorn and mix until well-coated.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture can easily be formed into balls.
  6. Butter hands and form into 3-inch balls.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board

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