Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls


5 cups popped popcorn
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
10 lollipop sticks


1Place popcorn and peanuts in a large bowl; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and corn syrup to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Quickly pour over popcorn mixture and mix well.
2When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into ten 2-1/2-in. balls; insert a lollipop stick into each ball. Let stand at room temperature until firm; wrap in plastic.

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Total Time
Prep: 20 min. + standing
Makes 10 servings
Nutrition Facts
1 popcorn ball: 281 calories, 16g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 228mg sodium, 32g car

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