Sunday, May 24, 2009


This is a recipe my mom had in her recipe book. I remember making these when I was a child. It was lots of fun, but messy. Mom would pop up this really huge pan of popcorn and us kids would get to roll the popcorn balls. We probably ate more than we rolled, but it was loads of fun!!


1 C. White Corn Syrup
1 C. Brown Sugar
½ C. Water
1 teaspoon Vinegar
2 Tablespoon Butter
2 Qt. of Popped Popcorn

You will need the regular popcorn. The kind you have to pop in a pan with oil. The Microwave kind doesn’t work very well. At least for my recipe. You will need to pop enough popcorn to get 2 Quarts.

Combine corn syrup, brown sugar, water, vinegar, and butter in a medium size pan. Cook as slow speed until consistency is thick and sticky. Let cool. Pour over popcorn in a large bowl. Rub your hands generously with butter and start making balls. If desired you can wrap them in plastic wrap and tie the ends with pretty yarn or ribbon as gifts. I’m not sure of the yield, but it should be around 10 to 12 balls.


  1. With all the cooking I do, I've never made popcorn balls or even had a recipe, thank you for a new one to make.

  2. This sounds just like the ones my mother used to make! Thanks for the reminder and have a great weekend.

  3. I've never made these before. I've only ever bought them at Halloween fairs.


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