Popcorn Balls December 13 2016


This delicious snack is perfect for movie nights, parties or even in kids' lunch boxes.

PREP TIME: 10 MIN

TOTAL TIME: 40 MIN

SERVINGS: 10

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon Cracker Girl Spicy Seasoning

9 cups plain popped popcorn

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

1/3 cup water

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), cut into small pieces

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: 

1. Coat a large heatproof bowl with butter, vegetable oil, or cooking spray and place popcorn in the bowl.

2. Place sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture registers 260°F on a candy/fat thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until melted and smooth.

3. Place Cracker Girl Spicy Seasoning, sugar, corn syrup, water, vinegar, and salt in a medium saucepan and stir to combine. Place over high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes. Bring to a boil and cook until mixture registers 260°F on a candy/fat thermometer, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla until melted and smooth.

4. Using buttered or oiled hands, tightly press mixture (it may still be a bit warm) into 3-inch rounds. Place on waxed or parchment paper to cool completely, about 15 to 20 minutes.