I'm ashamed to admit, but I've never made popcorn balls before. I have eaten plenty of them, but until last week, I had never made them before, fearing they would be messy and hard to handle. I was so wrong, they were super easy to make and with the help of the Jolly Time popcorn ball maker, I didn't even have to burn myself to make these Ooey Gooey balls of deliciousness. (Although I did burn the popcorn)
As I was getting my Martha Stewart on, making popcorn "from scratch", I got a little too over zealous with the heat and scorched the crap out of the popcorn. My whole house smelled like a hot mess, literally. So instead of admitting defeat, I decided to grab some Jolly Time microwave pop corn and call it even, because even I can't screw up microwave popcorn. Other than almost buring my house down, this recipe is super easy and you (I) will kick yourself for not making them sooner.
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When the marshmallow/butter mix is almost done, add the kool aid & the caramels, stir until everything is melty and creamy.
Pour the warm mixture onto the popcorn, in a big bowl. (I used a huge stainless steel mixing bowl coated with butter and it was relatively easy to clean)
Stir it up until all the popcorn is well coated and then shape into balls, by hand or with a handy dandy Jolly Time pop corn ball maker. You can add sprinkles while it is still warm, if you want.
Wrap the popcorn balls in a fun orange cellophane paper or a festive goodie bag, tied with a bow and have them on hand for all the little ghouls and goblins that grace your doorstep on Halloween night.
If you're not comfortable with handing out food to strange kids, as their parents will probably not let them eat it, cut out the middleman and just give them a mini bag of Jolly Time pop corn tied up with a bow with this recipe card attached.
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