This is a really fun holiday cooking project to make with the kiddies. There is no actually cooking involved and kids get to put their hands in sticky, goopy popcorn and make a big mess. What could be better than that?
These popcorn balls were perfect to make because they didn't take very long and involved my daughter Lily's favorite things: chocolate, marshmellows and popcorn.
Here's the recipe.
Ginger-Cranberry Popcorn Balls
Bring 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup chopped crystallied ginger, 1 cup mini marshmellows and 1 tablespoon water to a boil in a large pot over medium heat. Then stir in 1/2 cup dried cranberries, 1/ 2 cup white chocolate chips, a pinch of salt. Remove from heat. Stir in 12 cups prepared popcorn ( I used old Dutch gourmet). Butter your hands and form into balls.
Add more chocolate chips, marshmellows or corn syrup if they start to dry out and you want to make them stickier.