Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Ball 1

Something is wrong. I should be posting about chocolate. After all, it IS the month of love and chocolate.

But the reality is all I can think about is corn.

We’ve been making big cutback on gluten around here so I’m often checking out labels. If it says corn we’re good. Maybe that’s what is going on.

Or maybe it’s because I live in Mitchell, South Dakota, home of the world’s only corn palace. Maybe “corn” is hard-wired into my DNA and I can’t escape it.

Or maybe it’s because my home-team was The Kernels and my mascot was Cornelius, the Corn Cob. (I’m not making this up.)

Cornelius 1

I only know that as I searched for February recipes I kept gravitating towards recipes about corn. This weeks recipe makes me smile because it was my grandmothers. These could be a bit hot and sticky for summer so why not give them a whirl when it’s cold outside!

Click here for you printable pdf of Elsie’s Popcorn Balls!

Your DoAhead Friend,

Cindy

Elsie's Popcorn Balls
Print Recipe
This sweet treat is fun to make with family and/or friends!
Servings Prep Time
15 people 40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 people 40 Minutes
Elsie's Popcorn Balls
Print Recipe
This sweet treat is fun to make with family and/or friends!
Servings Prep Time
15 people 40 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
15 people 40 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Pop the corn. Spread it out on cookie sheets.
  2. Mix all other ingredients and boil on the stove top. Cook on medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 235 degrees.
  3. Drizzle liquid over popcorn. Once mixture is cool enough to touch form into 4 inch balls. (You may lightly grease your hands with butter prior to handling.)
Recipe Notes

If you want to mix it up a bit add a dot of food coloring to your liquid. Of course, you can also add other fun ingredients like candy-corn or peanuts. A great DoAhead is to prepare them in advance and freeze them (Yes, they do freeze!). Thaw to room temperature and enjoy!

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