The boys and I had fun this weekend putting together some yummy treats. The folks at Good Cook sent me an awesome kit full of goodies and challenged me to put together some popcorn balls. Let me tell you guys – we had a blast with these. I have not had a popcorn ball in quite a while and wowsa – these were so good!

I used the round baller and the square baller to whip up some delicious treats. The boys had a blast sticking on candies, drizzling with chocolate and caramel. We were all super sticky by the time we were done but it was totally worth it. Check out my recipe for Sweet & Sticky Popcorn Balls below and whip up your own treats!

Halloween Popcorn Balls
Author: Michelle
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Serves: 12 – 15
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  • 7 quarts popcorn, popped
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 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 treats.
[i]Recipe adapted from [url href=”http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Traditional-Popcorn-Balls” target=”_blank”]Taste of Home[/url][/i]


Be sure and head over to the Good Cook Facebook page at 3 pm EST on Monday to enter their giveaway – you could win FREE popcorn and a popcorn baller!

You can also go ahead and grab your own Popcorn Ballers from Good Cook. You can get 25% off by using the coupon code POPCORN at checkout. They make putting together fun popcorn balls so much easier!! Also, you can visit me at I Heart Kitchen to see my fun Halloween Popcorn Balls and you can click more for lots of other popcorn ball ideas!