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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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