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Miniature peanut butter popcorn balls. A recipe for bite sized peanut butter popcorn balls. So I really love popcorn balls. I like the ones that are bright colors, and the ones that look really gross because they are dark brown but they taste like magic. So in order for you to fully appreciate my love of popcorn balls here are some haikus written by a genius:

some thought it was flat

but Columbus knew the truth

it’s just a big ball

pink balls and red balls

orange balls green balls yellow balls

also popcorn balls

Geometry, yeah!

so many shapes and sizes

but balls are the best

sticky, crunchy, sweet

goopy, salty – in my mouth

god i love these balls




YAY! The end.

♥ Teri

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Bite-Sized Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls
Makes 16-20

5½-6 cups popped popcorn, lightly salted
1 ½ cups dry roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
¼ cup Reese’s Peanut Butter Chips, optional
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons honey
2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1. Place the popcorn,, peanuts, and peanut butter chips into a large bowl and set aside.
2. Place the sugar and corn syrup into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
3. Once the mixture has reached 240°F (soft-ball stage) add the honey, peanut butter and vanilla.
4. Stir together until fully combined.
5. Pour the sugar mixture over the popcorn mixture and begin folding together until all of the popcorn mixture has been evenly coated and distributed.
6. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
7. Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, lightly grease your hands and form golf ball sized popcorn balls.
8. Place the formed balls onto a sheet pan lined with parchment and allow to cool completely.
9. Once the popcorn balls have set, 2-4 hours, wrap them in plastic wrap or wax paper before serving.

  1. KellyB@Goodfoodtripslife Not Specified Not Specified

    I have a shower to host and I think these would be great for that. :) Thanks.

  2. Bev Weidner Not Specified Not Specified

    Okay, my mouth is open. You’ll just toss these right in, right?

  3. Susan Williams Not Specified Not Specified

    Is there a way to substitute the corn syrup?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Hi Susan! You can substitute the corn syrup for 2/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 1/2 -3 tablespoons of water.

      Just as a general rule:

      1 cup light corn syrup = 1 cup granulated sugar + 1/4 cup water

      1 cup dark corn syrup = 1 cup dark brown sugar + 1/4cup water

      Hope this was helpful :)

  4. js Not Specified Not Specified

    Have you added crumbled bacon to this recipe yet?

  5. Lisa S. Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh. my. If I made these I think I would have to eat every single one.

  6. Becky at Vintage Mixer Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m loving your blog!! I usually try to stay away from popcorn balls but these seem irresistible!

  7. Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    You’re such a freak.

  8. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    These are simply darling!

  9. Janie Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh haha! You’re too much! I am making these for my Boys! (and me..they sound good)

  10. MiraUncut Not Specified Not Specified

    Yummy! I would love to make these caramel corn style.

  11. Jennifer @ Raisin Questions Not Specified Not Specified

    I really giggled like crazy reading your genius haikus. :) This looks like such a fun recipe.

  12. Miki Not Specified Not Specified

    Every time I need to laugh, I read this description. I love you.

  13. Ashley Not Specified Not Specified

    Those look so yummy. I remember making popcorn balls with my dad around Halloween time when I was little!

  14. mayssam @ Will Travel for Food Not Specified Not Specified

    These seem absolutely decadent and delicious! And the haiku is a classic!! love it!

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  16. Lauren Not Specified Not Specified

    Made these yesterday – love love love ’em. Thank you!

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  18. Rachael Not Specified Not Specified

    Can the peanut butter be omitted? I am thing of it being semi crunchy not gooey and not in ball form but loose. I love the idea of it being peanut butter just wanted a looser mix.

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  20. College Freshman/Future Chef of America Not Specified Not Specified

    Yumm!! Perfect for a college Halloween party. My friends loved this, and I will definitely keep looking for recipes here, you are so funny and nice, keep cooking on!

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