Quick and Easy Popcorn Balls

  • PrepTime: 10 Mins
  • CookTime: 8 Mins
  • TotalTime: 18 Mins


  1. 1/4 cup corn oil
  2. 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (about 4 quarts popped)
  3. 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  4. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1 tablespoon butter (for hands)


  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Heat corn oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium heat for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add popcorn and cover, leaving cover just slightly ajar. Shake frequently over medium heat until popping stops.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together corn syrup, sugar, and salt.
  5. Add the syrup mixture to the popped corn in the pan, stirring and tossing constantly over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and popcorn is evenly coated with mixture. Remove from heat.
  6. Using buttered hands, gently shape the popcorn mixture into balls.  
  7. Serve as a snack or a sweet treat and enjoy!