Popcorn Ball-Eyeballs for Halloween!!!
These popcorn balls are delicious. You can easily turn these into zombie eyeballs by tinting them green with food color.
9 cups plain popped popcorn (I used lightly salted microwave popcorn and that was fine)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup (you could use golden as well, but the color will be slightly darker)
1/3 cup water
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
Lightly grease a large bowl with butter, margarine or cooking spray.
Place popped popcorn in the greased bowl and set aside.
In a medium sized saucepan, place the sugar,vinegar,salt,corn syrup and water. Start cooking on high heat, stirring continuously until mixture begins to boil.
Once it starts boiling stop stirring.
Cook mixture until it reaches 260F on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter until smooth and butter melted.
Immediately drizzle over popcorn and stir popcorn until evenly coated. Keep stirring until popcorn is cool enough to handle with your hands.
Lightly grease hands with butter and scoop up portions of still warm popcorn and form into ball shapes.
You can pipe red frosting “veins” onto the eyeballs if desired.
Do a Google image search for “human iris” and print out your favourite onto regular or photo paper. Re-size to fit the popcorn ball you made.
Cut out the iris shape.
Place a small square of plastic wrap on the popcorn ball and place the iris cut out on top of it. Poverwrap with a larger piece of plastic wrap, stretching to smooth out plastic.