The Best Popcorn Ball Recipe For A Wonderful Movie Night
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 12
Ready to make movie night even more tasty? Then whip up the wonderful with the best popcorn ball recipe!
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 can (7.5oz) of Dr Pepper®
  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup salted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 Orville Redenbacher’s® Pop Up Bowl microwavable popcorn bags
  1. Prepare 2 Pop Up Bowl bags at 1:50 minutes each, on high in the microwave.
  2. Transfer popped popcorn into large mixing bowl, being careful to remove un-popped kernals0
  3. Mix light brown sugar, Dr. Pepper, light corn syrup, and salted butter in stove top pan.
  4. Gently boil this down until it reaches 260-270° degrees on a candy thermometer.
  5. Optional: Add in vanilla extract.
  6. Pour Dr. Pepper infused popcorn ball syrup over prepared popcorn. Stir well.
  7. Using handheld popcorn ball maker device, form your best popcorn ball.
  8. Set formed popcorn balls on wax paper to cool and harden. Serve immediately or wrap in cellophane to preserve for later.
CAUTION: Syrup will be HOT. Do not use hands to form popcorn balls.
Recipe by Roasted Beanz at