Halloween Popcorn Balls

By Avera

Halloween Popcorn Balls
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil

  • 1/4 c popping corn

  • 1/2 c honey

  • 1/4 c smooth peanut butter

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 8 strings black licorice,

Directions
  1. Mix oil and popping corn together in a large pot. Cover the pot and cook over moderate to high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until corn begins to pop. Using pot holders, lift pot approximately 2 inches from the stove’s surface, rotating or shaking the pot using a circular motion to prevent burning. Continue cooking until all the corn is popped, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Set aside.

  2. In a small saucepan set over moderate to high heat, bring honey and peanut butter to a rolling boil. Stir mixture constantly for 30 seconds. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in salt. Pour peanut butter mixture over cooked popcorn and mix until well combined. Add licorice bits, if using.

  3. With your hands, shape the popcorn mixture into 4-inch balls. (Oiling your hands with a small amount of vegetable oil will help prevent sticking). To cool popcorn balls, set them onto a lightly oiled wire rack. Once they have completely cooled, they are ready to serve.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
8
Calories
150
Protein
3g
Carbohydrates
24g
Fiber
1g
Total Fat
6g
Sodium
74mg

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7 replies

rcmodelr
rcmodelr 2012-11-26 21:47:56 -0600 Report

Is the listed carbohydrate content given with or without the licorice bits, since step 2 says "Add licorice bits, if using."

redwine48
redwine48 2010-10-20 20:11:44 -0500 Report

I love popcorn balls. My Mom and Grandmother used to make themat Halloween.(Before everything got to scary to eat hand made treats) I made them for my kids a few times, but they never really got into stuff like that.
These sound good and if I make them2"-3" I can have them for treats for me over a week. Plus my husband may get one or two if he is a good boy.

Kylesmom87
Kylesmom87 2010-10-20 13:39:04 -0500 Report

I'll give this recipe a try, it sounds really good. I've never made popcorn balls before. Thanks

luvzlife
luvzlife 2010-09-22 14:48:36 -0500 Report

This sounds like a great family project for the upcoming holiday. I'm sure it tastes good too!