Monday, November 19, 2018

5 Delicious Popcorn Ball Recipes







Popcorn balls is a fun holiday treat that just about everyone loves.  There are so many different flavorings that you can put in them, there is something for everyone!  I like to make popcorn balls around Thanksgiving and Christmas.  They make a good snack, and you can wrap them in plastic wrap and give a bowl of them as a hostess gift.  They are always a hit!  

Below you can also get a diabetic friendly recipe for popcorn balls and a source for gluten free, nut and peanut free, vegan and organic popcorn, so now everyone can enjoy your balls!


Regular Popcorn Balls


Ingredients 

  • 7 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:


Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200° oven.

Over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. 

Heat until a candy thermometer reads 235 degrees, them remove from the stove

Add the butter, vanilla and stir until butter is melted. 

Remove the popcorn from the oven and dump into an extra large bowl

Dribble the sugar mixture over popcorn, continually turning it until it is evenly coated 

When the coated popcorn is cool enough to touch, butter your hands and shape into balls


Carmel Popcorn Balls


Ingredients:


  • 8 -10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup butter



Directions:


Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200 degree oven

Combine both sugars, corn syrup, water, vinegar and salt in a medium pan. 

On medium heat, stir the mixture till it boils

Boil till a candy thermometer reads 250 to 260 degrees (hard ball stage)

Reduce heat to low and stir in butter until melted. 

Remove the popcorn from the oven and dump into an extra large bowl

Dribble the sugar mixture over popcorn, continually turning it until it is evenly coated 

When the coated popcorn is cool enough to touch, butter your hands and shape into balls


Marshmallow Popcorn Balls


Ingredients:

  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 cups regular marshmallows (8 marshmallows is a cup)
  • 2 qts. popped popcorn


Directions:

Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

In a large pan, melt the butter, add the marshmallows and stir until melted. 

Remove the popcorn from the oven and dump into an extra large bowl

Dribble the sugar mixture over popcorn, continually turning it until it is evenly coated 

When the coated popcorn is cool enough to touch, butter your hands and shape into balls


Cinnamon Spice Popcorn Balls


Ingredients:



Directions:

Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Stir miniature marshmallows into melted butter

Constantly stir until marshmallows are mostly melted

Add molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the marshmallow mixture stirring constantly until it starts to boil

Add crushed peanuts into the mixture and stir to mix

Remove pot from the stove burner

Remove the popcorn from the oven and dump into an extra large bowl

Dribble the marshmallow mixture over popcorn, turning it until it is evenly coated 

When the coated popcorn is cool enough to touch, butter your hands and shape into balls


Diabetic Friendly Popcorn Balls


Ingredients:



Directions:


Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200 degree oven.

In a saucepan put jello, sugar substitute, and corn syrup, and stir over medium heat

Let mixture come to a boil then remove from heat

Remove the popcorn from the oven and dump into an extra large bowl

Dribble the sugar mixture over popcorn, continually turning it until it is evenly coated 

This mixture gets really sticky as it cools, so mix quickly, butter your hands and shape into balls as fast as you can


Make some popcorn balls for your family or guests this holiday season, I gurarantee everyone will love them, kids and adults!


I hope you have a great week and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Jade    :)

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My Favorite Popcorn for Popcorn Balls
Amish Country Corn


Amish Country Corn is home-grown on the Lehman family farm and made with no added ingredients or preservatives. Why settle for manufactured, chemical-drenched popcorn when you can get pure, flavorful, high-quality popcorn for a comparable cost?

• Non-GMO
• Gluten-free
• Tree nut-and peanut-free
• Dairy-free and lactose-free
• Vegan
• Kosher






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2 comments:

  1. Anything having to do with popcorn is a plus for me. The snacks look fun and yummy. What a great idea.

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  2. That certainly looks like something to try and providing they get cool enough, I am sure the kids would love having buttery hands to make popcorn balls!

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