Hey guys, do you believe they want 50 cents for a popcorn ball????????? get real. It has inspired me to make my own, made some tonight for a test run and all the kids will be getting a fresh batch for christmas. My four year old helped, it was alot of fun. I cheated a little, so here is the easy way.
Pop two bags of microwave popcorn (do not burn it!) Pull all the unpop kernels out and put it in a big metal pan. only put in a bag and a half, you can snack on the rest of save it for your next bunch.
In a sauce pan, take 1/2 cup of dark corn syrup, 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar and boil for about three minutes to melt the sugar.
Pour it over the pop corn and stir quickly with a wooden spoon, toss it around so the syrup mixture hits most of the pop corn so it sticks well together.
Heres the fun part, kid loved this.
Butter your hands, and grab a handful and crush it together into balls, this recipe make about 10 baseball size popcorn balls. They are REALLY good.
We are going to put some decorative touches on our next bunch that we will be making closer to christmas, but I am thinking they should stay fresh in a big zip lock. These recipe filled one 1 gallon bag.