I remember as a kid that there was a store at the mall that sold popcorn balls. They were sold in a variety of colors and looked like they were absolutely delicious. And my mom never let me get one. Thanks mom.
Popcorn is an absolute staple in my house. My favorite way to make popcorn is with our Whirly Pop on the stove and we like to pretend we need an excuse to make a batch. Typically we make popcorn on Saturday nights with new episodes of SNL or we started watching Breaking Bad again which obviously requires popcorn.
I’ve tried a lot of different popcorn kernels and must say that the Bob’s Red Mill White Popcorn is by far the best. It always turns out crisp and delicious. The corn that pops up always seems fresh and fragrant and it comes in white or yellow. I can’t tell you how much we go through on a monthly basis!
So back to that story about how I was the deprived kid that never got the colorful popcorn balls….This recipe is for you, mom. It’s such a fun little treat for kids and you can make them any size that you would like. I wouldn’t advise that kids help make them because the sugar can get pretty hot. But they’ll definitely have fun eating them!
And here’s a little treat for my readers today! Bob’s Red Mill is giving away a bag of white and yellow popcorn to THREE lucky readers today! All you have to do is comment below and tell me about your favorite way to prepare popcorn. Salted, buttered, kettle corn? The sky is the limit! Giveaway is now closed!
- 7 quarts popped Bob's Red Mill White Popcorn
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200° oven.
- In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 235° (soft-ball stage).
- Remove from the heat. Add the butter, vanilla and food coloring if desired; stir until butter is melted. Immediately pour over popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
- When mixture is cool enough to handle, quickly shape into 3-in. balls, dipping hands in cold water to prevent sticking.
This is a sponsored post from Bob’s Red Mill. All opinions expressed are my own.