Fruit and Popcorn Balls

Recipe by Susie D
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 10
    cups popped popcorn
  • 34
  • 14
    cup apple juice
  • 3
    tablespoons butter
  • 2
    tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 14
    teaspoon salt
  • 2
    2 cups dried cranberries (nuts, may be substituted for part of the 2 cups of fruit. cashews, peanuts, shelled sunflower seeds) or 2 cups dried fruit (nuts, may be substituted for part of the 2 cups of fruit. cashews, peanuts, shelled sunflower seeds)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Butter a very large bowl. Add popped popcorn and your selection of the 2 cups of fruit and/or nuts. I like 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries and 1/2 cup chopped cashews.
  • Heat brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt, and juice until just boiling. Pour over dry ingredients in bowl.
  • Butter hands with additional butter or cooking spray and form into tennis size balls. Compact lightly to get the mixture to hold a ball shape. Set aside. Wrap each popcorn ball in plastic wrap.
  • Option: The balls can be drizzled with melted chocolate for gift giving. I like to use white chocolate on the cranberry/ cashew ones. After wrapping with plastic wrap, I tie with a burgandy colored ribbon.
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