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Quick and Easy

Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls

Details

Time
1 hour
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
16 popcorn balls

We’re betting you’ve never tasted a popcorn ball recipe like this before. Simple? Yes. Expected? No way. Lurking inside these popcorn balls is the rich taste of HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate. Perfect for New Year's Eve and any other time you want to celebrate the start of something sweet.

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
  • 36
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, divided
  • 1/2 cup
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup
    light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsps
    butter or margarine

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?