Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Popcorn Ball that smelled so Sweet!

I just love gooey treats!  My family has been watching The Waltons series, during these long winter months... Have you ever noticed they stopped making television shows the whole family enjoys?  Anyway, on one of the episodes Momma Walton makes Popcorn Balls with her kids, my kids thought we should make some as well!  So here it is, I am sure that is Momma Walton approved!
 


Popcorn Balls
Ingredients:

3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
2 teaspoons cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cup marshmallows
½ teaspoon salt
Red cinnamon gummy candy
18 cups plain popped popcorn

Directions:
1.
In a large bowl, mix the plain popcorn and the red cinnamon gummy candy, set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, cold water, confectioners' sugar, salt, and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Add vanilla. Carefully combine the hot mixture with the popcorn, coating each kernel.
2.
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.

Find the largest bowl you can... trust me!
 Sweet and Salty goodness!


My favorite sticky helpers!

 Delicious, the perfect blend of sweet and salty! These are gooey but not overly sticky, which I appreciate as a mom!




8 comments:

  1. Oh, yummy! It has been ages since I made popcorn balls - you are right, great idea!!

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  2. YUM! I haven't made popcorn balls in a few years! You've inspired me to add them to my "to do" list! My guys would LOVE them!

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  3. My grandma and grandpa used to always make popcorn balls! I've never tried to make my own but I bet it would be fun! And how ADORABLE are your kiddos?!?

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  4. OH these look so good and the kids are too darn cute! I used to love the Waltons! I ordered a DVD set of the first season a few months back and have been watching old episodes...love them as much now as long ago!

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  5. I have always loved popcorn balls! We had a neighbor growing up that made them for trick or treaters at Halloween! She was always our first stop!!!

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  6. I simply love this post! I'm definitely going to be making some of these babies for next Thurs! I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!

    TGIF!
    Marilyn

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  7. Yum! Popcorn balls are always a nice treat :) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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