Christmas Cupcake Popcorn Balls

Idea gallery #1338
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Christmas Cupcake Popcorn Balls
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 7 cups freshly popped popcorn
  • hard candy mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavoring oil
  • food color
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • twist ties or bows
  • cello bag
Spray a large bowl with a cooking spray. Sift through popcorn to remove any hard kernels as popcorn is transferred to the large bowl. In a small heavy saucepan, stir 1/3 cup of water with hard candy mix. Cook to 250º and add color. Cook to 300º, remove from heat, and add flavor and butter. Pour over popcorn and stir with a heat-resistant spoon or spatula that has been sprayed with a cooking spray; quickly form into balls with buttered hands. Repeat this same process with the other three colors. Once balls are cool, place in bags and secure tightly with twist ties.
NOTE: This recipe is what needed for each color/flavor you choose.
Hard Candy Mix
Hard Candy Mix
75-4301
Unit: 12 oz. bag
Neon/Electric Pink AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Neon/Electric Pink AmeriColor®...
ACR-164
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Neon/Electric Green AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Neon/Electric Green AmeriColor...
ACR-162
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Sky Blue AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Sky Blue AmeriColor® Soft Gel ...
ACR-103
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Red Red AmeriColor® Soft Gel Paste™ Food Color
Red Red AmeriColor® Soft Gel P...
ACR-119
Unit: 3/4 oz. bottle
Key-Lime LorAnn Super-Strength Oil
Key-Lime LorAnn Super-Strength...
42-2412
Unit: 1 dram
Strawberry LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Strawberry LorAnn Super-Streng...
42-2320
Unit: 1 dram
Tutti-Frutti LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Tutti-Frutti LorAnn Super-Stre...
42-2490
Unit: 1 dram
Raspberry LorAnn Super-Strength Flavor
Raspberry LorAnn Super-Strengt...
42-2160
Unit: 1 dram