Candy Cane Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Candy Cane Popcorn Balls
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  • 4 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 24 miniature candy canes


  1. Place popcorn in a large greased bowl or roasting pan; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the water, baking soda and vanilla; set aside.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine corn syrup and butter; heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Add sugar; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir until a candy thermometer reaches 230° (thread stage), about 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla mixture (mixture will foam) until blended. Immediately pour over popcorn, stirring to coat evenly. Cool for about 5 minutes, stirring several times.
  4. When cool enough to handle, firmly shape with buttered hands into 2-in. balls. Insert straight end of candy cane in the center of each ball. Yield: 2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 128.77 Kcal (539 kJ)
Calories from fat 19.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.18g 3%
Cholesterol 5.08mg 2%
Sodium 63.29mg 3%
Potassium 18.73mg 0%
Total Carbs 28.05g 9%
Sugars 22.7g 91%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Protein 0.72g 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 361.77 Kcal (1515 kJ)
Calories from fat 55.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.13g 3%
Cholesterol 14.28mg 2%
Sodium 177.81mg 3%
Potassium 52.63mg 0%
Total Carbs 78.81g 9%
Sugars 63.76g 91%
Dietary Fiber 2.25g 3%
Protein 2.01g 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.4mg 1%
Calcium 8.5mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 2.6
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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