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Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Prep:
25 Min.
Skill Level:
Beginner
Yields:
16 popcorn balls

We bet you’ve never tasted a popcorn ball recipe quite like this before. Simple? Yes. Expected? No way! Sure, Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls look tasty, but hiding inside each of these salty, crunchy popcorn balls is a surprise: the rich taste of HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate. These Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls are perfect for New Year's Eve and any other time you want to celebrate the start of something sweet.

Want to amp up your next family movie night? Keep that popcorn out and whip up this Drizzled Party Popcorn next.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
COOK TIME
10 minutes
Cool Time
15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag
    microwave popping corn (3.5 oz), popped or 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter or margarine
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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
bowl bowl
paper wax paper
saucepan saucepan
oven stovetop
measuring cup measuring cups
chef hat wooden spoon
1

Butter large bowl; cover tray with wax paper. Prepare popcorn according to manufacturer's directions; place in prepared bowl, discarding any unpopped kernels. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2

Stir together brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Add 18 chocolates; continue cooking and stirring until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; immediately pour mixture over popcorn. Stir until popcorn is evenly coated.

3

With buttered hands and working quickly, shape popcorn around each remaining chocolate piece forming 2-inch diameter ball; place on prepared tray. Cool completely; place in paper bake cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter), if desired. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place. Makes 16 popcorn balls.

Deocrating Tip

Add some sprinkles to the popcorn mixture for extra color.

Additional questions?