Popcorn balls are an old-fashioned, easy-to-make homemade treat. They can be made in a variety of ways. You can make a basic popcorn ball and add little Halloween candies like candy corns, or you can make diferent flavors of popcorn balls like the Nutella popcorn balls in the photo above. (Scroll down for the recipe!) Popcorn balls are the perfect, not-too-sweet or fattening treat for Halloween. They make great treats for coworkers, friends, and family. You can serve them in cupcake liners like I have done here, put them on lollipop sticks, or wrap them in cellophane with pretty bows.
Here are 10 delicious popcorn ball recipes, perfect for Halloween.
Nutella Peanut Balls
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 tablespoons Nutella, or chocolate peanut butter
3 tablespoons butter
12 cups popped popcorn
Latex or vinyl gloves (to protect hands from hot, sticky candy while forming balls)
1. Pop popcorn. Combine sugar, honey, Nutella, and butter in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it boils. Cook until mixture reaches hard ball stage, 250 – 266 degrees.
2. Combine popcorn and hot Nutella mixture in a large bowl. Mix well with a spoon. Butter gloved hands well. Form popcorn balls in hands, pressing popcorn together and squeezing balls so that the popcorn sticks together.
3. Let cool completely on cookie sheet or in cupcake liners as shown.
Makes 12 popcorn balls.
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