Grandma Hornsby's Popcorn Balls

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put sugar, brown sugar, syrup, and water into a sauce pan--stirring until all sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the butter--continue to cook but without stirring, until it reaches the temperature of 240F (Use a candy thermometer.).
  3. Put the popped corn into a large mixing bowl and add the salt to it.
  4. Pour the candied mixture over the pop corn and mix well.
  5. Shape into small balls and then wrap in wax paper.


Most Helpful

the texture was a little gritty and they didn't want to stick together very well.

NVRancher November 25, 2007

Thanks so much for this recipe Traci and Jeff. I made them for Halloween for my son's friends. They tasted like the ones we used to get on Halloween when getting a homemade treat was no big deal. My husband demanded to have some in his lunch for work! It's a keeper!

Donnilyn November 02, 2006

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