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CHRISTISAM2001
10-28-2008, 09:47 AM
Does anybody have a good...easy..not messy..Popcorn Ball recipe? My boys want popcorn balls they informed me this morning while waiting on the bus. I have bought them at walmart last year and they just werent that great. Thanks!
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CHRISTISAM2001
10-28-2008, 11:08 AM
This is one I found:

3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
2 teaspoons cold water
2 5/8 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup marshmallows
5 quarts plain popped popcorn


In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
Grease hands with vegetable shortening and quickly shape the coated popcorn into balls before it cools. Wrap with cellophane or plastic wrap and store at room temperature.

CHRISTISAM2001
10-28-2008, 11:12 AM
Colorful Popcorn Balls


9 cups popped popcorn
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 (10 ounce) package large marshmallows
6 tablespoons fruit flavored gelatin mix, any flavor
Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a saucepan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir in gelatin until dissolved. Pour over popcorn and toss to coat. When cool enough to handle, lightly butter hands and quickly shape mixture into balls.

CHRISTISAM2001
10-28-2008, 11:17 AM
Easy Popcorn Balls Recipe

Popcorn balls are a traditional Halloween treat. This recipe is very basic and makes some great tasting popcorn balls for your Halloween trick-or-treaters. It's easy to make colored popcorn balls by adding some food coloring or orange flavored gelatin.

Recipe Ingredients

8 c. popped popcorn
2/3 c. light corn syrup
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine the corn syrup, sugar and salt in a large kettle and heat on medium heat while stirring until dissolved. Add the popcorn to the kettle and toss. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until mixture becomes very sticky. Remove from heat.

Shape popcorn into balls with clean hands and cool. Wrap the balls in plastic wrap and seal tightly with a twister.

CHRISTISAM2001
10-28-2008, 11:18 AM
Now to pick one of these recipes!!http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/halloween/pumpkin2.gif (http://www.thesmilies.com)

zmom
10-28-2008, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the recipes. I am sending treats for my dd's party and I bet she would love to make these. Let me know if you try any of them!

Critter
10-28-2008, 04:28 PM
A friend of mine makes these every year for us at work.

ggh
10-28-2008, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the recipes. I am sending treats for my dd's party and I bet she would love to make these. Let me know if you try any of them!

They still allow you to make treats to send to school? They haven't let us do that here for a long time, :(...I really miss making treats for school!

sess7397
10-29-2008, 04:44 PM
They still allow you to make treats to send to school? They haven't let us do that here for a long time, :(...I really miss making treats for school!

Exactly what I was thinking. We have to send treats "fresh" from the store with all wrappings intact.

zmom
10-29-2008, 05:37 PM
Yep, we can still send anything we want. I actually wouldn't mind if everything was packaged because my middle daughter has a life-threatening tree-nut allergy. She can't ever have any treats unless they are packaged and labeled. I feel bad for her because she always has to eat her "home-treats" when someone brings something yummy from their home. I bring a bag of treats at the beginning of the year that she can have that are tree-nut free. That way we can try and avoid any exposure to tree-nuts.