Halloween Popcorn Balls
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Serves: 12 - 15
  • 7 quarts popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring (optional)
  • candies and chocolates for decoration
  1. Spray a large mixing bowl with cooking spray. Add popcorn and set aside.
  2. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a medium saucepan.
  3. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 240° or soft-ball stage then remove from heat.
  4. Add butter, vanilla and food coloring (if desired) and stir until the butter is melted.
  5. Immediately pour the sugar mixture over popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
  6. Let cool for 1 -2 minutes then use your hands or popcorn baller to shape.
  7. Decorate with candies and chocolate to create fun Halloween monsters.
Recipe adapted from Taste of Home
Recipe by I Heart Kitchen at https://www.iheartkitchen.com/halloween-popcorn-balls/