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How to Make Patriotic Popcorn Balls

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Would you like to make patriotic popcorn balls for your 4th of July celebration?

Here’s what you will need:

Patriotic Popcorn Balls Recipe (Makes 35 balls.)

1. Use a Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper [2]or other popper to pop the corn.

2.  In each of 3 pots, place 1/3 cup corn syrup, 1 cup sugar, and 3 Tbsp. water.

3.  In one pot, put the red jello, and in one put the blue jello.

4. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Cook 3-4 minutes.

5. Divide the popcorn into 3 batches and pour the syrup on, stirring to coat.

6. Let cool slightly until you can handle it.

7. Butter hands WELL, scoop up each color popcorn, and mash into a ball.

8. Allow to cool on wax paper. Then individually wrap with plastic wrap.

Tips for forming the popcorn balls:

*Confession: My “blue” jello turned out to be RED, even though the picture on the box showed BLUE! I improvised and used blue food coloring in the plain syrup on these popcorn balls instead.