Cranberry Popcorn Balls

Makes 18 balls
Cook Time:10 minutes
Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes

A fun holiday treat that is a 'ball' to make!


20 cupsJOLLY TIME Pop Corn, popped
2 cupssugar
1 cupwhole berry cranberry sauce, slightly mashed
1 tbspgrated orange peel
1/2 cupcranberry juice
1/2 cuplight corn syrup
1 tspvinegar
1/2 tspsalt


  1. Combine all ingredients, except popcorn (remove any unpopped kernels), in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook to 250 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.
  3. Mixture will bubble up in pan, so watch to keep from boiling over.
  4. Pour slowly onto hot popcorn and mix until well-coated.
  5. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture can easily be formed into balls.
  6. Butter hands and form into 3-inch balls.

Recipe compliments of The Popcorn Board