The Best Popcorn Balls

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READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 25 balls
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Line a large baking sheet/s with waxed paper.
  • Place the popped popcorn into a large heat-proof bowl.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat combine the corn syrup, butter or margarine, cold water, 2-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar and marshmallows; heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil; remove from heat then carefully pour the hot mixture in with the popped popcorn.
  • Mix with a wooden spoon to combine, carefully coating each kernel.
  • Grease your hands with vegetable shortening.
  • Working as quickly as possible shape the coated popcorn mixture into balls.
  • Make certain that the balls are completely cooled then wrap each ball with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature (use coloured wrap for the holidays).
  • Place on a baking sheet.
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