Traditional Popcorn Balls Recipe

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Traditional Popcorn Balls
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  • 7 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • food coloring, optional


  1. Place popcorn in a large baking pan; keep warm in a 200° oven.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, water and salt. Cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 235° (soft-ball stage).
  3. Remove from the heat. Add the butter, vanilla and food coloring if desired; stir until butter is melted. Immediately pour over popcorn and stir until evenly coated.
  4. When mixture is cool enough to handle, quickly shape into 3-in. balls, dipping hands in cold water to prevent sticking. Yield: 20 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 130.81 Kcal (548 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.29g 4%
Cholesterol 4.58mg 2%
Sodium 40.97mg 2%
Potassium 37.96mg 1%
Total Carbs 27.89g 9%
Sugars 19.15g 77%
Dietary Fiber 1.68g 7%
Protein 1.48g 3%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 3.9mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 330.1 Kcal (1382 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.77g 4%
Cholesterol 11.56mg 2%
Sodium 103.38mg 2%
Potassium 95.8mg 1%
Total Carbs 70.38g 9%
Sugars 48.32g 77%
Dietary Fiber 4.24g 7%
Protein 3.73g 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 0.8mg 2%
Calcium 9.9mg 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

  • 2.5
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

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