Party Time Popcorn Balls

Sept. 4, 2015  |   Brooks Halliday
Popcorn on a table
45 min

Forego the corn syrup and make this retro kids snack a little better for you with caramelized honey. This is a fantastic recipe to make with kids and an even better one to watch them enjoy once they've set. Wrap these bite-sized salty, sweet popcorn balls in colorful goodie bags for a party favor your guests will remember. 


  • 1/4 C Hain Pure Foods® Organic Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp flaked kosher salt


  1. Pour the prepared popcorn in to a large bowl and set aside.
  2. In a small sauce pan heat the honey, sugar and vanilla until it begins to simmer and turn a slightly darker shade. Let it simmer for about a minute.
  3. Remove honey from the heat and drizzle it across the popcorn. Stir to distribute evenly then set aside to cool.
  4. Once the popcorn is cool to the touch wash hands and the give them a coat of cooking spray (to keep it from getting too sticky) and shape the popcorn into balls.
  5. Place the balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment. Once all the popcorn has been used up put the balls in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.

About the author

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday

Brooks Halliday is a food stylist, writer and recipe developer based in New York City. She's had a hand in making good looking food for magazines, cookbooks, packaging, print ads, commercials and television. Together with healthy eating guru Candice Kumai, she's co-developed recipes for the cookbook Cook Yourself Sexy, as well as for magazines and numerous food and household product brands. Before following her heart and stomach to culinary school, Brooks was a Capitol Hill press secretary and spokesperson for a national nonprofit organization. These days, when she's not on set or in the test kitchen, Brooks can usually be found in her own kitchen cooking for her handsome fiance and two unusually epicurean cats.