Popcorn Balls

popcorn ball

Popcorn balls are a traditional Halloween treat.

This recipe is very basic and makes some great tasting popcorn balls for your Halloween trick-or-treaters. It's easy to make colored popcorn balls by adding some food coloring or orange flavored gelatin.


  • 8 c. popped popcorn
  • 2/3 c. light corn syrup
  • 2/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • food coloring or gelatin (optional)


Combine the corn syrup, sugar and salt in a large kettle and heat on medium heat while stirring until dissolved. Add the popcorn to the kettle and toss. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until mixture becomes very sticky. Remove from heat.

Shape popcorn into balls with clean hands and cool. Wrap the balls in plastic wrap and seal tightly with a twister.