Friday, October 31, 2008

PopCorn Balls

At some point in time everyone has to make these. I love these little popcorn balls and they are nice for children's parties. Unfortunately, it is not something you can hand out on Halloween night. However, the "holiday party" at school is a place to hand them out.....

1 cup molasses
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 quarts popped popcorn

Cook the molasses and sugar until it becomes brittle when dropped in cold water. Remove from stove and stir in salt and soda. While still hot, pour syrup over popcorn, stirring to mix well. Dip your well washed hands in cold water, shake off cold water, then press popcorn into the desired size balls. You will need to work fast. I then wrap them in plastic wrap with a pretty orange or black bow.


Rayna said...

I have one very big kid (DH) who would love these. Hmmm....

Becci said...

I am remembering that it was my Dad's job to form the popcorn balls because they were too hot for my Mom. It was hot for my Dad too but he sucked it up better than us girls! Good memory!

Have a great hair day! Becci