Paula’s Popcorn Nut Balls

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Paula’s Popcorn Nut Balls Paula’s Popcorn Nut Balls

An old fashion sweet and salty nutty popcorn snack

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2 cups B. Lloyds Sweet and Salty Glazed and Roasted Almond Pieces
2 cup sugar
1 1/3 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
18 cup popped corn, lightly salted
4 tablespoons butter for hands
plastic wrap and ribbon





In an extra large mixing bowl, toss together nuts and popcorn.  Set aside.

In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring sugar, water, syrup, vinegar and salt to 260 degrees F (hard-ball stage) on a candy thermometer.  Stir in vanilla.  Pour hot mixture over popcorn and nuts, tossing gently to coat.  When mixture is cool enough to handle, rub hands with room temperature butter and form popcorn into 4 inch balls. Place on waxed paper until cool.  Wrap in clear plastic wrap and tie with a decorative ribbon.

Note:  Use caution when handling hot syrup.  Syrup stays especially hot on nuts.

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Reader Comments:


I would like to know where I get the almonds the popcorn balls call for?

By Mary Ann Carrier on September 04, 2013


Recipe sucks waste of time, balls fell apart

By tina marie on December 22, 2011


I love the taste of the popcorn balls with the almonds! Love the sweet and salty mix!!!!!!

By Tari Belcher on May 18, 2011


Wow--almonds & popcorn!!! What an interesting combo! I love both ingredients & can't wait to try this recipe this weekend. I didn't know that B. Lloyds made this type of glaze. Can this glaze be purchased in a regular supermarket like Publix? Rock on, Paula!!!!

By Patricia A. Lockhart on May 18, 2011


Love popcorn balls and these are the best. The nuts had just the right touch to what use to be a plain popcorn ball. Enjoy these as a quick snack or a little something extra to a child's birthday party.

By Cynthia on May 18, 2011


well to start with i love to watch you cook and lick those gifted fingers, the popcorn balls are great.... our grandkids love popcorn, even for a late breakfast i know!!! but anyway we love your recipes, we really love watching you do them, love ya<3

By judy on May 18, 2011


Popcorn balls with nut pieces - yum two of my favorites together!! Thanks, Paula for another great recipe idea!

By Melinda on May 18, 2011


Can't wait to make these! They look yummy!

By d'Andre York on May 18, 2011


I tried these and my son loves them. Of course my husband does as well. thank you for the wonderful recipes.

By Lisa Gonzales on May 18, 2011


I love popcorn and anything sweet and salty! These sound like the perfect summer treat!

By Brittany on May 18, 2011


Can't wait to try this one. I've made Paula's regular popcorn balls. They were great. Adding nuts will make them even better!

By Dawn Loftis on May 18, 2011


Great snack for the kids (& adults!!) to enjoy at the beach, hiking, on a raod trip, or for a camping trip!

By Linda on May 18, 2011


I just happened to see this on facebook. The popcorn balls caught my eye. These look so easy to make and yummy. We are going camping this weekend and these seem so good that I might make them ahead of time on Friday before we leave. The kids will love them too!! Thanks Paula for the nice quick snack recipe!

By Michelle on May 18, 2011


yum, popcorn balls...a classic!

By Anne Mostella on May 18, 2011


Haven't had a chance to sample these yet.....BUT.....can't imagine how yummy these would be to munch on while enjoying Summer Rental!

By Malinda on May 18, 2011


These popcorn balls are the best to take to the beach.

By Judy Harris on May 18, 2011


Easy,healthy,sweet and me♥

By Jackie on May 17, 2011


As a Kettle Corn fan, this fabulous treat is the best I've ever tasted!! I call it my healthy sin because almonds are so good for you that I have to excuse myself for eating it once a week!!

By Melissa Negron-Schilling on May 17, 2011


I love popcorn, cant wait to give this a try!!

By kim on May 17, 2011


I can't wait to make these.......they sound delcious........

By Kimberly Coin on May 17, 2011

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