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Popcorn Balls

Do you remember getting popcorn balls in your Halloween basket as a kid? Make these retro treats with a fun and festive flair.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 20 servings
Calories 103 kcal


  • 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