Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls Recipe

I have so many fond memories of my grandma and grandpa making mountains of Popcorn Balls for Halloween.  This year I thought I would make popcorn balls so my kids could see how fun they are to eat.  I did make one change to the recipe they used, we added Pina Colada flavoring from LorAnn Oils.

Popcorn-Balls

Oh, and purple food coloring and an eye! One Eyed Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls is a mouth full, so we just call them People Eater Popcorn Balls.

Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls WT

They are as much fun to eat as they are easy to make.

Purple People Eater Popcorn Balls Recipe
Recipe Type: Candy
Author: Kadie Arrington
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Cook time:
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup white Karo syrup
  • 2 TBS white vinegar
  • *food coloring if desired*
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon[url href=”http://shop.lorannoils.com/shop-all-products/super-strength-flavors/1-ounce-and-larger-sizes” target=”_blank”] LorAnn Pina Colada Flavoring Oil[/url]
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon soda
  • Popped Popcorn
Instructions
  1. Bring first four ingredients to a boil over medium heat, then add 2 teaspoons cream of tartar. *add food coloring as well if desired* Continue to cook to soft ball stage. *Note ~ if you are using a different brand of flavoring you may need to increase the amount of flavoring your add to 2 teaspoons.*
  2. Take off heat and add flavoring, butter, and soda.
  3. Stir until foamy then pour over popped popcorn, let cool slightly, then form into balls. Add a candy eye and wrap in plastic wrap.
  4. *Tips*
  5. Lay out freezer or wax paper on your table before you start to form into popcorn balls. Let the popcorn balls cool completely on the freezer/wax paper before you wrap them with plastic wrap.
  6. I use[url href=”http://www.seven-alive.com/2012/08/stove-top-popcorn.html” target=”_blank”] this method for popping my popcorn[/url], it works the best for getting the most kernels popped.
  7. Use a very large bowl and long-handled spoon for stirring your popcorn and mixture together. The sugar in the recipe is going to be very hot and I don’t want to see anyone hurt.

 

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Comments

  1. Lol! Fun! And pina colada flavor is always a win for me!

  2. Oh, these are so fun! I love that “flying purple people eater” song…play that tune & eat these treats = awesome party!

    • I was singing it the entire time we were making these Marilyn. Then I realized how uninformed my kids are when it comes to “the golden oldies”. We had to look a few fun songs up, Flying Purple People Eater and Monster Mash were favs. 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, these are so totally adorable!!! LOVE IT!

  4. Very cute!! The kids will love these!

  5. These look like they would be great for a class party .

  6. Ummmm… these are AWESOME! I love all things spooky these days, and I know my girls would just love these to pieces. Pinning for sure!

    • Thanks Tara!! Wyatt had been saying he wanted something “spooky” for Halloween this year, these seemed to fill the spooky quota. 😉

  7. they turned out great

  8. We do flavored popcorn around here all of the time! The kids would love this one!

  9. selfproclaimedfoodie2014 says:

    How cute! And pina colada flavor? Yum!

  10. Very creative!! Perfect for a not too scary Halloween treat!

  11. LorAnn Oils says:

    Darling! What a cute idea for a class party. These would be good with any of our kid-friendly flavors too (grape, cotton candy, bubble gum…) Thanks Kadie!

    • Thank you so LorAnn Oils! I do wish I had gotten a cotton candy flavor the kids would love it even more. 🙂 Well have to get it next time, maybe for suckers, ummmm that sounds yummy! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping my and leaving a comment!

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