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So, my enthusiasm for the Toy Story 4 movie knows no bounds. Seriously, I’m Ready for the Claw! with these Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls.
And I’m not kidding around–these are tasty, easy and fun. Totally worth the effort.
Ready for the Claw! Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls
Do you ever get excited about something because your kids are excited about something?
That’s how it is for me with the whole Toy Story 4 movie.
My kids are stoked because they’re, well, little kids. And I’m stoked for them.
So I made these Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls and some cute Toy Story Alien Mini-Donuts–and I just can’t get enough.
Because my kids are little, I had mostly stayed away from popcorn, popcorn balls and whatnot.
You know, choking hazards with the kernel and all that.
But these treats–just 4 ingredients…how could I not long for that?!
So, since my kids have gotten a wee bit bigger, we’re starting to work our way into these, some of my favorite, treats.
Which is awesome because they’re so easy.
Just a simple, pour, heat, pop, mix and form.
And then pop the candy eyeballs on.
So simple its ridiculous.
My kids are loving it.
Apparently, candy-coated popcorn, in addition to being one of my favorite movie-night treats is, oddly, also one of their favorite movie-night treats.
Kind of handy, frankly. LOL!
But in all seriousness, one of the reasons I love popcorn balls, and specifically these Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls, so much is because they’re just so easy.
It only takes just a couple of minutes, getting the popcorn popped and the sugar melted, then you’re in business.
No joke, it takes almost the exact same amount of time for me to make a regular bowl of popcorn, what with melting the butter and all that.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good bowl of popcorn.
But, when it’s just as easy to melt butter WITH sugar and then coat your popcorn? Well, I know which method of popcorn-consumption I’m going to pick.
Now, if you’re anything like me, you’ve already decided it’s do-or-die time for the these Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls.
So, go check your pantry–do you have candy eyeballs?
If yes, get cooking. If not, no sweat!
Just pin this recipe for these adorable Toy Story Alien Popcorn Balls, then you can find it again when your candy eyeballs are on hand.
And don’t forget to give it a 5-star rating when you’re mid-shove-popcorn-ball-in-mouth–because you’re going to love it!
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 4 tblspn butter
- ⅓ cup corn syrup
- 1 cup unpopped popcorn (about 6 cups popped)
- 1 tspn Neon Green GEL food coloring
- 12 Candy Eyeballs
- Pop popcorn.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter, sugar and corn syrup.
- Stir constantly over medium heat until boiling, then turn it off.
- Add food coloring.
- Pour popped popcorn into the pan once sauce is ready.
- Stir until all of the popcorn is covered.
- Mold into balls, place on wax paper.
- Strategically place eyes, then pop into the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Remove popcorn balls from the refrigerator and serve!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 1g