Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Popcorn Ball Has Dropped

JoeyHappy New Year, everybody!
Thanks for the popcorn ball recipes and tips.
To Sue: The Jell-O popcorn balls were easy to make and quite tasty.
However, I came up with a hard green blob at the bottom of the pan the first go round. I recommend staying in the kitchen rather than wrapping presents while watching It's a Wonderful Life as the syrup comes to a boil. Let's just say the whole thing went way past the hard ball stage.
I ended up with cherry, which one of my nephews claimed to be allergic to, and a few Werther's.
The sailor boy got a mixed bucket.
It took me an entire pack of Werther's Chewy Caramels to get 4-5 medium sized popcorn balls by melting them in a double boiler.
I still miss the Hershey's Classic Caramels, which were available up until a few years ago.

2 comments:

sue said...

Glad it worked out! Your nephew looks pretty happy.

chewy said...

I don't know why they stopped making those classic Hershey's caramels. They were the best.