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Fourth of July is coming up and we love to celebrate with anything red white and blue. These fun popcorn balls look like traditional sno-cones, but there’s no worries about them melting on your hand! They’re simple to make and the kids LOVE the different flavors of popcorn. They are such a hit and the perfect addition to any Independence Day get together.
- 2 Bags Popped Popcorn
- 2 Cups White Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Butter (1 stick)
- 1 Cup Light Corn Syrup
- 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 packet cherry Kool-Aid
- 1 packet Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid
- Pre-heat oven to 225
- In a pot, mix together 1/2 of each of the sugar, butter and corn syrup and cook to a boil. Boil for 3-4 minutes. Turn off the heat.
- In a separate bowl, mix 1 packet of Kool-Aid and 1/2 tsp baking soda.
- Slowly add the Kool-Aid mix to the sugar mix. This will cause the sugar mix to puff up slightly so be careful.
- Pour the mixture over 1 bag of popped popcorn and stir until well coated.
- Repeat all the steps with the second color of Kool Aid.
- Place the covered popcorn onto separate baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Stir.
- Bake for another 10 minutes. Stir.
- Repeat one more time.
- Take the popcorn out of the oven and dump it onto parchment paper to cool slightly.
- Using buttered hands while the popcorn is still warm, take a little bit of red and a little bit of blue and form them together to create a ball.
- Place popcorn ball into a sno-cone paper cone.
My best tip for you is to work fast while the popcorn is still warm. The two colors will hold together better if you form the balls while warm. Also. Don’t leave the popcorn on the baking sheets after it comes out of the oven! It will harden onto the pan and make it really hard to get it off. Pour it out onto parchment paper and immediately rinse the pan or place water in it until you can clean it. (We learned this the hard way)
These are so fun and very tasty-we hope your family loves them as much as ours did!