Cupcake Popcorn Balls

Idea gallery #1344
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Cupcake Popcorn Balls
Ingredients and Supplies
  • 7 cups freshly popped popcorn
  • hard candy mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavoring oil
  • food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon butter
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 two colors. Once balls are cool, place in bags and secure tightly with twist ties.
Hard Candy Mix
Hard Candy Mix
Unit: 12 oz. bag
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