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Great Popcorn Ball Recipes
Popcorn Balls have been a favorite snack for kids and adults for many years. Many of us still have fond memories of our great grandmothers mixing old fashion popcorn balls in deep wooden bowls while buttering their hands and rolling them up in perfect round balls. These day's they come in all shapes and sizes but the most popular shape is round - hence the name Popcorn "Balls". In the early years of popcorn ball recipes, most were very basic yet very yummie. The basic recipe was made from honey or corn syrup and popped popcorn. Usually the popcorn was salted so
you could enjoy the wonderful combination of the sweet and salty flavors mixed together. Today our popcorn ball recipes are not so basic. We melt and mix everything from marshmallows to white chocolate and we add more ingredients like coconut and nut and we decorate with all types of candies. We find some really ingenious ways to eat the modern day popcorn balls.
Popcorn Balls are a wonderful snack treat that's just perfect for anytime of the year. Popcorn Balls can be found on the table at most all Holiday parties but the most popular Holiday that it's known for is Halloween. Why is Halloween the most popular time you ask? Well the peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall and since Halloween is at Harvest time (in October) we find popcorn balls everywhere.
For more than 25 years, October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month; however, it became "official" in 1999, when then Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman proclaimed October as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.
Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it's popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom popcorn is used for candy confections because it doesn't crumble.
On September 29, 2006 a new record was set for the World's Largest Popcorn Ball, as measured by the Guinness Book of World Records. Eight feet in diameter and nearly 24.5 feet in circumference, this gargantuan confectionary creation weighed in at a whopping 3,423 pounds. It took two days for employees of The Popcorn Factory to create the ball. Corny Facts
Did you remember those wonderful chocolate gooey smore that you use to make as a kid while camping? Well these yummie popcorn balls are made with all the ingredients that our beloved smores are made of but melted and pored over popcorn.