• Jan J

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    This recipe looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.


    Jan J Reply:

    @Jan J,
    I just made this, but doubled the popcorn. Instead of popcorn balls I have Cracker Jack! YUM! I’m going to put it in some cute halloween bags & give to friends.


  • Miriam @ Sometimes I Veg

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

    I love this, I never would have thought to use molasses. I don’t even know if I have molasses in the house.


  • Christianne

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 11:52 am

    OK AMY, you’ve been reading my mind lately. I will do these tonight for a group I am attending tomorrow! Love how you decorated them too!
    Now lets see if you can read my next thought, here’s a little help….
    :) :)



    Christianne Reply:

    Didn’t have time to make the popcorn balls on friday but I will be making them for tonight. when i went back to look at the recipe I saw your reference to gingerbread! I must have been so excited about the popcorn recipe I totally dismissed the highlighted gingerbread recipe! Again thanks Amy- you are a dream come true!
    Have a Boo-tiful day! Love C


  • Chickiepea

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    We made this last year, but with honey, and it was fantastic. Mine was more like Cracker Jacks and left loose for snacking. So easy and fun!! We can’t have corn anymore though :( so I did deconstructed Snickers this year. Happy Halloween!


  • Alta

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Oh my, these sound so good. I love caramel corn. My mom and I made caramel corn balls when I was a kid for Halloween.


  • Sugar -Free Mom

    posted on October 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    WOW! Those look beautiful!


  • Iris

    posted on October 29, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Thanks for the link love! I loved caramel corn balls as a kid!


  • Andrea

    posted on October 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    These look so amazing, I had to try them. I couldn’t, however, get the popcorn and peanuts to hold together in a ball. The popcorn just wouldn’t stick. Any idea why?


    Amy Reply:

    @Andrea, How did you measure the temperature of your caramel mixture? Also, tell me how long you left the lid off the caramel while cooking.


    Andrea Longo Reply:

    Problem solved! I used a candy thermometer to 250F and cooked with the lid on. But what worked was leaving the mixture on a tray for about 30 min, and then they formed into beautiful popcorn balls. Thank you!


    Amy Reply:

    @Andrea Longo, I took the lid off after 3 -4 minutes which lets some of the water evaporate. That’s why you were having trouble getting them to form. Glad you figured out a solution!

  • Rhiannon

    posted on October 30, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    oh wow! these look fabulous, perfect for all kinds of gatherings :D


  • InTolerantChef

    posted on October 31, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Molassas makes me think of Christmas, I use it in gingerbread and I love it, yumm! Look lovely!


  • sherisse

    posted on December 3, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Made there yesterday. Amazing! Cut the molasses a bit though, found it too overpowering.


    Amy Reply:

    @sherisse, So glad you like them, Sherisse!


  • andrea

    posted on February 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    sooooo good, we are totally standing here eating this warm right off the pan. used sunflower seeds and dumped onto wax paper lined cookie sheet


  • JIM D.

    posted on February 20, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Sounds like when i was a kid!!!
    But I’m not now! & Now it’s time to watch for the gremlin’s!
    what is the nutritional info on this tasty sounding treat & caloric count?


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