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    Since Halloween is comeing, I have looked EVERYWHERE for some, cant find them! So, I will make some. Got any favorite recipes? I make some that are like rice crispie treats, just use pocorn instead, and add 1/4 c brown sugar to the butter. YUM!!!!!!!!!!

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    yummy!

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    Ohhhh yummmy Carrie...I love popcorn balls and can remember my mom taking hours to make them. I am going to try and make some like you are. I think I can handle that!!

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    My grandma use to make them with molasses

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    This is what I get every Christmas from my Mom. This year it won't happen as she has gone blind and no more treats for the oldest daughter. She is 81 and was the chef extraordinaire. Will miss those popcorn balls.

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    Here's my family favorite.

    1 c. brown sugar
    2/3c. sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 c. light corn syrup
    4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
    5 qts. popped corn
    candy thermometer
    Melt together butter, brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring constantly, bring to a boil.Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and simmer to soft ball stage or 235. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over popped corn, stir thoroughly. Butter your hands and form into balls. Enjoy.

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    I make them like you only I don't add the br. sugar. They're much better than the ones you can buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here's my family favorite.

    1 c. brown sugar
    2/3c. sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 c. light corn syrup
    4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
    5 qts. popped corn
    candy thermometer
    Melt together butter, brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring constantly, bring to a boil.Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and simmer to soft ball stage or 235. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over popped corn, stir thoroughly. Butter your hands and form into balls. Enjoy.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I haven't had popcorn balls in "forever" so it will be fun to make a batch. :)

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    Yum! Thanks for the recipe magpie!

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    that recipe sounds yummy and I just have to write it down. Thanks for sharing

    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie
    Here's my family favorite.

    1 c. brown sugar
    2/3c. sweetened condensed milk
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1/2 c. light corn syrup
    4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
    5 qts. popped corn
    candy thermometer
    Melt together butter, brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring constantly, bring to a boil.Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and simmer to soft ball stage or 235. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour over popped corn, stir thoroughly. Butter your hands and form into balls. Enjoy.
    I don't remember the recipe that my grandmother made but I do know that it had corn syrup. I think I'll take this recipe and make it with my grandson this week when we have our sleep over. thanks.

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    I love them too and hacent made them in years.

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    I made some last Friday when we returned from the orchard. My recipe came from my original Betty Crocker cookbook. I used to make them every year when my girls were young. This one requires a thermometer because you need to cook the syrup, I guess that's why people prefer sweetened condensed milk.

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    I make popcorn balls for Halloween. I only give them to the children I know, and the reason is because the parents know me and they also get one. My receipe does not have the brn sugar or milk in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdolly
    I make popcorn balls for Halloween. I only give them to the children I know, and the reason is because the parents know me and they also get one. My receipe does not have the brn sugar or milk in it.
    Can you share your recipe? I would love to make some and would like the option of trying different recipes to see which one I like the best.

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    google recipe for popcorn balls, you should get lots or recipes

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    Thanks for sharing the recipe, my Grands and I will give it a try!

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    plz share your recipe, i too would like thenoption of trying different ones...thanks
    Quote Originally Posted by drdolly
    I make popcorn balls for Halloween. I only give them to the children I know, and the reason is because the parents know me and they also get one. My receipe does not have the brn sugar or milk in it.

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    These are the best popcorn balls ever, and especially for Halloween!
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    Has anyone heard of making popcorn balls with Jello? When I was a child our neighbor made them with Jello and they were the best. Too bad she didn't share the receipe.

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    Thanks, that's what I'm making for Halloween.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce888
    Has anyone heard of making popcorn balls with Jello? When I was a child our neighbor made them with Jello and they were the best. Too bad she didn't share the receipe.
    OK I found several receipes for Jello Popcorn Balls on the internet. Will try one that sounds the best.

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    Here's my grandma's recipe. She would have been 103 this year if she was alive. Just be careful and don't burn yourself.

    Popcorn Balls Luella Blackwood
    1 cup white sugar
    cup white syrup
    1 tbsp butter
    1 tbsp vinegar
    Mix, boil to hard boil stage (270 degrees), remove form heat, add 1 tsp baking soda. Pour over 4-5 quarts of popped corn. Use buttered hands and form into balls. Store in airtight container or wrap individually in plastic wrap when cool.

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    I remember making popcorn balls as a kid. Lots of fun and even more fun to eat them. Thanks for bringing back memories.

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    Here's our favorite recipe. YUMMY!

    Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls

    4 qts popcorn
    1 1/2 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla

    Mix sugar & corn syrup in saucepan; bring to a full boil for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from hear & stir in peanut butter & vanilla. Pour over popped corn & stir to mix well. Grease hands with butter & shape into approximately 16 balls. Let set on waxed paper until cool. Enjoy!

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