Popcorn Balls

8 c. popcorn, popped
1/2 c. dark corn syrup
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. margarine or butter
Food coloring, optional

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, margarine and salt in large pot. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. For a festive feeling, add red or green food coloring to the mixture. Add popped corn folding it into the caramel mixture until well coated (2-3 minutes). Cool a little while, until safe to handle. Dip hands in cold water and shape popcorn into balls about 2" in diameter. Place on parchment or waxed paper and cool. When done, place balls in plastic wrap or bags to store.

Makes about 6 balls.

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  • 4 Star Review
  • Date: December 09, 2010
  • Reviewer: Laura B, 
  • Monroe, WI
  • Very easy to make

  • I enjoyed making them - and my family enjoyed eating them.
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  • 5 Star Review
  • Date: November 10, 2010
  • Reviewer: Brandy D, 
  • Enola, AR
  • Family Favorite

  • I make these popcorn balls every year at Halloween. The kid's love to help shape them into balls. The only difference is, instead of cold water before shaping we rub butter on our hands. That's how my Grandma did so that's what we do.
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    • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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