Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

Another one of our favorite Halloween goodies.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water, corn syrup, butter and salt.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Continue cooking without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 270 degrees.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
  6. Pour over popcorn; stir until evenly coated.
  7. When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into balls.
  8. Wrap in plastic wrap.
Most Helpful

There wasn't very much flavor, and it was so chewy it was like having your jaw wired. I will continue looking for another recipe.

foundewe October 28, 2004

Just finished making these. What a yummy treat for the start of fall. This is a tradition I'm hoping to start with my 2 year old. I used to be green with envy of the kids that got these during the Halloween season! I also substituted white corn syrup for the dark. They turned out beautifully!

daggersmommy September 25, 2004

Wonderful yummy recipe! I made them for my son's preschool treat. Very easy to make. Tip: put your hands inside sandwich bags like gloves when forming the balls, that way it won't stick to your hands especially if it's still too hot!

mylife4it November 04, 2003