State Fair Toffee Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls VideoThis is my favorite popcorn ball recipe, neatly converted to incorporate kettle corn and toffee this time – darn it! My family prefers popcorn balls that are more chewy than crunchy, but if you’d like them more on the crispy side, simply simmer the syrup a couple minutes longer before you add the marshmallows.  This treat is just what we all need – another habit-forming little goodie that constantly beckons! 

Popcorn Balls1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup unsalted butter

½ cup corn syrup

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

2 cups miniature marshmallows

2 bags Thrill’s Kettle Corn, 9 oz. size (approx. 36 cups popped Kettle Corn)

1-2 packages Tonja’s Toffee, chopped (amount needed depends on how much toffee you like in your popcorn balls!)

In a large saucepan or deep skillet, combine sugar, butter, and corn syrup over medium heat; whisk until butter is melted.  Increase heat and bring mixture to a boil; boil for 3 minutes, whisking constantly.  Remove syrup from heat; stir in vanilla extract and marshmallows; stir gently to combine and let marshmallows melt.

Place kettle corn into a very large greased bowl; top with prepared marshmallow mixture and toss well until all of the kettle corn is coated.  Quickly stir in the chopped toffee.

Very lightly wet your hands with water (or you can use butter, if you prefer) and form the kettle corn/toffee mixture into balls.  Let popcorn balls cool for 30 minutes, then wrap each one with plastic wrap.

If you prefer, warm kettle corn/toffee mixture can be spread out onto wax paper and when cool, break apart into chunks.  Store in airtight containers.

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Now You’re Cookin’,

Chef Alli

**This recipe was featured on Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen with From the Land of Kansas, as part of WIBW 13 News This Morning, September 2015. To order your favorite From the Land of Kansas products and ingredients, visit our new ecommerce sight. 

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