Make a quick batch of popcorn balls using the microwave then dress them up to look like gruesome Popcorn EYEballs for Halloween using candy clay.
Homemade popcorn balls are a classic treat to make at Halloween but it has been many years since I whipped up a batch of the candy coated treats.
Standing over a stove stirring a pot of boiling sugar is not something I really enjoy, so when I set out to make these popcorn eyeballs I decided I’d find a way to make the recipe easier. I wanted to use the microwave to create the candy coating for the popcorn balls.
It took a lot of testing but I finally got the recipe to work out perfectly.
By combining Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar with corn syrup, butter, and some white candy melts your popcorn balls will have a wonderfully sweet flavor, a chewy and crunchy texture, and a vibrantly white color.
They are so easy to make and you don’t have to stand over the stove stirring boiling sugar. You don’t need a candy thermometer either.
Each of these caramel coated popcorn balls can then be transformed into these creepy looking eyeballs which is perfect for Halloween. You can use candy clay to make the iris and pupil of each eye so your treats look and taste fantastic.
To get the recipe, you’ll need to head over to Dixie Crystals recipe page.
While you are there, you can also enter Dixie Crystal’s Scary Scramble for your chance to win a KitchenAid Mixer. It’s a fun contest where you have to unscramble the name of a recipe as your entry. You can enter until October 19 .2016.
If you are looking for other creepy eyeball themed Halloween recipes, be sure to check these out…
Jeepers Creepers Candy Bars • Pizza P-EYE
Jeepers Creepers Candy Bars • Jeepers Creepers Candy Bars
Edible Googly Eye Ghost • Googly Eye Cookies That Really Wiggle
Creme Brulee P-EYE • Googly Eyed Cake Pops
Have fun making these Popcorn EYEballs and be sure to send me a picture
so I can share it in my Readers’ Gallery.