Chocolate Popcorn Balls

"Taken from St. Charles of Borromeo Eighty Grade Class of 2002 cookbook, recipe submitted by Chris Dalisay. Chocolate and popcorn...the answer to one of my prayers...and this makes up into nice item to take for fundraiser bake sales."
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10 balls




  • Heat sugar, corn syrup, butter, cocoa and salt to boiling in a 4-quart kettle or Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in popcorn. Cook and stir until popcorn is coated, about 2 minutes. Cool to lukewarm.
  • Shape into 3-inch balls. For easy shaping, dip hands in cold water from time-to-time. Place balls on waxed paper; cool.

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  1. SnoDov
    Oh my gosh, I have been looking for this recipe for YEARS!! My Great Aunt used to make these when I was very little and lucky for me she only lived two houses away! These are just like those I became so addicted too :) Thank you so much Chabear01 for posting, now I can make my own. (I knew I'd find it here)
  2. Nourishing My Life
    This was my first time making popcorn balls and it was very easy! I don't like the flavor of corn syrup, personally, or else these would be five star, I think. I also added extra cocoa because I wanted to use up what I had was good like that but following the recipe would have been better, I think.
  3. Chef de Sucre
    Great recipe! The cold water on the hands works great for keeping the popcorn balls from sticking to your hands. Thanks!
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Yum! oh my gosh these are so addicting, I used salted microwave popcorn and I love the sweet and salt balance of flavors, another one for the holidays, thanks so much Char!
  5. Wugfun
    Oh, My, Goodness. These are a-mazing! The chocolate caramel is amazing. These stuck together wonderfully. Do the cold water thing when balling the popcorn, it really works.


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