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Best Popcorn Ball Recipe

Excellent old-fashioned popcorn ball recipe.This recipe for popcorn balls makes delicious treats & fun to make. I also include my homemade caramel popcorn recipe at the bottom of the page.

Homemade Popcorn Ball Recipe

Popcorn Ball Recipe


3 quarts of warm popcorn
1/3 cup of white or dark corn syrup
2 cups white sugar
2/3 cup boiling water
2 tsp cream of tartar
2 TBS vinegar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 TBS melted butter
1/8 tsp baking soda

Boil syrup, sugar and boiling water.  Add cream of tartar and boil to soft crack stage or 275 degrees.  Remove from heat and add vinegar, vanilla, melted butter and baking soda. 

Pour over popcorn and quickly mix.  Shape into balls immediately working quickly.  Note:  Or you can shape them around a candy cane at Christmas time, leaving the hook of the candy cane to serve as a handle for eating the popcorn ball.


This is another recipe for pop corn balls - it's an oldie, but a goody too...


5 quarts plain popped popcorn

3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter
1 tsp homemade pure vanilla extract
2-3/4 cups homemade powdered sugar
1 cup marshmallows

Combine the corn syrup, butter, powdered sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel. Butter hands quickly and form into balls, lay on waxed paper until cool.

I have more than just this recipe, check out my favorite homemade chocolate candy recipes, that are sure to be a hit. They are easy to make too.

During the holidays, you don't want to miss my easy holiday recipes. Simple and delicious.

Caramel Corn Recipe

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