Seasonal Trend: Halloween Popcorn Balls

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Halloween Popcorn Balls

Two of the things that kids and adults like about Halloween foods are the creepy crawlies and the ghoulish items. The problem is that ghoulish or icky, isn’t always appropriate. And to be honest, even I don’t want to attend a party where everything attacks my senses and imagination. Sometimes I just want to eat that I can eye-dentify, if you know what I mean.

The most versatile snack I’ve found that fits this bill is popcorn balls. You add all sorts of flavors and you can “dress” them up with gross creepy crawlies for older people or fun items appropriate for the younger children.

These Halloween Popcorn Balls fit perfectly with any crowd and here is how you can make them for your celebration too.

Yellow Popping Corn 48 cups of popped popcorn(about 3 cups un-popped kernels)

Karo Corn Syrup 3 cups of corn syrup

Domino Light Brown Sugar 3 cups of brown sugar

Butter 1 1/2 cups of butter (3 sticks)

Sea Salt or Salt 3 tsp of salt

Makes 36 popcorn balls


In a large pot over medium heat, add a small amount of oil. Add 1 cup

and about 1 cup unpopped popcorn kernels. As popping begins, listen to the speed of the kernel pops. When the speed slows to about 2-3 seconds between pops, popcorn should be ready… This is ONLY an estimate! Do not allow popcorn to burn. Repeat 2 more times or until you have about 48 cups of popped corn.

Enjoy and have a safe and happy Halloween:-)