A Sweet Fall Treat!
One of my favorite treats for Halloween has always been popcorn balls...and my mom makes some delicious ones. The cool thing is, you don't just have limit them to Halloween. Popcorn balls are a great little treat to make anytime in the Fall. They're a fun project and taste awesome. Perfect to give away to friends! Recently, my mom and I made a small batch together and had a lot of fun! We displayed them on this rustic metal cake plate she found...how cute is that?!
Below is the recipe and it makes about 8 popcorn balls.
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt
8-9 cups popped popcorn
Go ahead and pop your popcorn. Measure out the 8-9 cups into a large bowl.
In a medium saucepan, mix together sugar, butter, syrup, and salt. Heat to a boil. Have a small cup of cold water and drop a small amount of the mixture into it. If it is the consistency where you can make a small ball out of it, it is good to go. This is a good way to test the mixture. Pour the mixture over the popcorn in the large bowl.
With a wooden spoon, gently mix so that the popcorn is coated in the mixture. Be careful not to break up too much of the popcorn. Run your hands under cold water, then shape into about 2.5" balls. Gently shape them so they do not become too hard when they cool. Place the popcorn balls onto wax paper to cool.
Once the popcorn balls have cooled, you can put them into cute plastic bags and tie ribbon around the top! We did two different bags, super fun and festive for Fall!
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