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Sometimes desserts are as much fun to make as they are to eat - and this is one of those recipes. Popcorn Candy Balls can be made with any type of hard or coated candy that won't melt quickly. Just wrap with cellophane and a ribbon for a perfect birthday party treat.

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8 popcorn balls
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Candy Popcorn Balls
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
Yield :
8 popcorn balls


  • 2/3 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups popped popcorn
  • Favorite candy (hard candies that won’t melt quickly work best)
  • Few drops food coloring, if desired


  1. Place sugar, butter and corn syrup and salt in a large 4-6 quart saucepan.
  2. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until mixture starts to boil.
  3. Boil while stirring for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  4. In large bowl, combine popcorn with your favorite candy. Mix with hands until evenly distributed.
  5. Pour syrup over the popcorn and candy mixture and mix lightly. Let stand 5-10 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  6. Dip hands in cold water. Shape popcorn and candy into 8 balls about 2-3 inches each. Place on waxed paper; cool.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap or plastic bags and tie with ribbon for a festive touch.
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