Fast & Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls Recipe
One of the things my kids love about any holiday is the special treats that we make to go along with them. The treats are actually a big part of our holiday fun together! Popcorn balls are one of our favorite goodies, so of course we had to make a Halloween version!
One of the best things about these Fast & Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls is that they are so simple to make. We use plain microwave popcorn to really simplify things so we don’t have to spend extra time making the popcorn by hand.
You can actually just pop the bag in the microwave while you’re melting together the other ingredients so it’s ready to go when everything else is done heating up.
I would recommend getting a big mixing bowl for this recipe so you have plenty of room to make sure the popcorn gets nice and covered with the sweet mixture. If you don’t get it all covered well, your popcorn balls may not form up well and could fall apart on you. So definitely stir it up well to try to have as few bare spots as possible on them. Also, don’t forget to grab your Halloween Sprinkles to add a bit of holiday fun to them!
These Fast & Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls are sure to become one of your kids’ favorite sweet treats that they request year after year!
Easy Halloween Popcorn Balls
For a quick and easy Halloween treat, make these sweet popcorn balls the kids are sure to love!
- 2 cups Sugar
- 1 1/4 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
- 1 tsp White Vinegar
- 1 Tbsp Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup Halloween Baking Decorations
- 1 Bag Microwave Popcorn
In a medium or large saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and vinegar.
Cook over high heat until mixture reaches 250 degrees (hard ball) on a candy thermometer.
Stir in vanilla and butter.
While your mixture is heating up, pop the bag of popcorn in the microwave and put it in a big mixing bowl.
Pour mixture over popped corn, tossing to coat. Sprinkle Halloween Decorations over mixture and continue to toss.
When mixture is cool enough to handle, press popcorn into 2 to 3 inch balls with lightly greased hands.
Cool on waxed paper.
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