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Halftime Caramel Popcorn Balls

Creatively different popcorn balls! Microwave popcorn mixed with graham cereal, pretzels and chocolate candy roll together for a treat even sweeter than the traditional favorite.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 10
 

Ingredients

1
bag (3 oz) light butter microwave popcorn
2
cups Golden Grahams® cereal
1 1/2
cups small pretzel twists
3/4
cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
1/3
cup butter or margarine
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/3
cup light corn syrup

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Steps

  • 1 Cut 24x12-inch sheet of waxed paper; place on work surface. Pop popcorn as directed on bag. Pour popcorn into at least 8-quart bowl or large roasting pan; remove any unpopped kernels. Stir in cereal, pretzels and chocolate pieces.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well.
  • 3 Spray hands with cooking spray. With sprayed hands, quickly and firmly shape generous 1 cup popcorn mixture into ball. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining mixture to make about 9 more balls. Cool 10 minutes. Wrap each popcorn ball in plastic wrap.
  • 1 Cut 24x12-inch sheet of waxed paper; place on work surface. Pop popcorn as directed on bag. Pour popcorn into at least 8-quart bowl or large roasting pan; remove any unpopped kernels. Stir in cereal, pretzels and chocolate pieces.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and corn syrup. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute. Pour brown sugar mixture evenly over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat well.
  • 3 Spray hands with cooking spray. With sprayed hands, quickly and firmly shape generous 1 cup popcorn mixture into ball. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining mixture to make about 9 more balls. Cool 10 minutes. Wrap each popcorn ball in plastic wrap.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Play up the football theme by using candy-coated chocolate pieces in the colors of your hometown football team, or wrap the popcorn balls in plastic wrap tied with team-colored ribbons.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Popcorn Ball
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
52g
52%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
33g
33%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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