Honeyed Popcorn Balls

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes


    2 ″ popcorn balls

Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

  • About

Brown sugar and honey make them good


  • qts. unbuttered popped corn, salted
  • ½ c. brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. honey or light or dark corn syrup
  • c. water
  • 1 tblsp. butter


  • Put popped corn in a large bowl or metal dishpan; place in warm oven (225°).
  • Combine sugars, honey and water in 2-qt. heavy saucepan. Heat slowly, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cook to firm ball stage (242°). Add butter and stir only enough to mix. Slowly pour the hot syrup over warm popped corn; mix thoroughly.
  • With buttered palms and fingers, shape immediately into balls slightly larger than a baseball, using as little pressure as possible.