Do you remember getting popcorn balls in your Halloween basket as a kid? Make these retro treats with a fun and festive flair.
- 12 cups popped popcorn
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup Fancy Sprinkles
Place popped popcorn in a large mixing bowl.
In a saucepan over medium heat combine sugar, corn syrup, cold water, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage, which is 235° if using a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and add the room temperature unsalted butter, vanilla extract, and food coloring if using.
Immediately pour over the popcorn in the large bowl and stir with a wooden spoon to coat. Stir in the sprinkles.
Sodium: 78mgCalcium: 1mgVitamin A: 150IUSugar: 12gFiber: 1gPotassium: 17mgCholesterol: 3mgCalories: 103kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 3gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 20gIron: 0.2mg