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Perfect Popcorn Balls

Desserts, Holidays, Snacks, Low Phosphorus, Low Potassium, Low Protein, Low Sodium

Ingredients

Based on 18 servings per recipe.

  • 18 cups air popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation

  1. Butter the sides of a medium saucepan.
  2. Add in water, syrup, vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Begin heating over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Continue to boil until sauce reaches 250 degrees (hard ball candy stage), stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  7. Place popcorn in a large bowl; pour syrup over popcorn.
  8. Stir until popcorn is coated.
  9. Let mixture cool until you can handle it with your hands.
  10. Butter your hands and shape popcorn into 2 1/2 inch balls.
  11. Enjoy!!

About This Recipe

This recipe makes an old fashioned treat that is as much fun to make as to eat. It is high in fiber as well.

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