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It's a childhood favorite! These Christmas inspired Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are a super fun treat to make for the holidays!
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Easy Classic Popcorn Balls

It's a childhood favorite! These Christmas inspired Easy Classic Popcorn Balls are a super fun treat to make for the holidays!
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 21 Popcorn Balls
Author Tracy

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Instructions

  • Spray a roasting pan with cooking spray and pre-heat oven to 300 degrees. Once popcorn is popped add to a roasting pan and place in oven to keep warm.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter on medium and add sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Bring to a boil and stir for two minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda.
  • Remove popcorn from oven. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn and mix well add sprinkles or other candies (except ones that will melt!) and mix well.
  • With your hands, form popcorn into 3 inch balls. Work quickly because once it all cools too much, you wont be able to form the balls.
  • Cool completely and then either wrap individually or store in an airtight container for up to a week.