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Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls

Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls


  • 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.


Amount Ingredient
8 cups JOLLY TIME® Blast O Butter® or Butter Microwave Pop Corn, popped
1 cup 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


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

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