Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a very old recipe my mother always used.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Keep popcorn warm in 250 degree oven.
  2. Cook first five ingredients over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Continue cooking without stirring until mixture reaches 270 degrees on a candy thermometer or until a small amount dropped into very cold water separates into hard threads.
  4. Add vanilla and stir.
  5. Pour mixture over popped corn, mixing with a fork.
  6. When cool enough to handle but still quite warm, form into balls.
Most Helpful

Eating this as a replacement for biting my nails.

gailanng April 30, 2012

Perfect popcorn balls! Came together very easily, even without a candy thermometer. I had too much popcorn, so I added a large handful of mini-marshmallows as the syrup was heating. Nice consistency, not too hard and not falling apart. You have to be careful not to ball up any un-popped kernels, it would be easy to break a tooth.

saltysally October 30, 2011

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