I just spent this past Saturday with my mom and we tried out our treat making skills making some popcorn treats, as I was given a few products from JOLLY TIME & Good Cook to help with this. I can say the time I spent with my mom was great. So buckle up and enjoy my story with plenty of pics.
I got a 2 QT Sauce pan, Spatula, Candy Thermometer, and a Stainless Steel Rubber Base mixing bowl from Good Cook to use in my popcorn treat making.
JOLLY TIME Pop Corn sent me a variety of popcorn and a popcorn baller. I even got some of their new Smart Balance Butter Light popcorn.
My mom used these ingredients to make the syrup for the popcorn balls:
2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup light-colored corn syrup
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
We had to clip the candy thermometer to the sauce pan and brought the mixture to 250 degree F, which is hard-ball stage for about 20 minutes.
My mom and I both were set up and ready to start making popcorn balls
My mom poured the syrup mixture over the hot popcorn and we stirred gently to coat all of the popcorn. We added in our candies and nuts when the syrup cooled a little. Then we tried to make popcorn balls but for some reason they just wouldn't stick together so my mom never wanting to give up put the pop corn mixture in a pan.
We then added some candy eyes on the top of the popcorn treat and placed it in the refrigerator to cool.
After trying the old time popcorn ball recipe, We did the JOLLY TIME Popcorn Marshmallow Balls recipe. This went a lot better and the balls came out great.
My son love eatting the popcorn balls that grandma and I made.
Right now for a limited time, you can save 25% Off the Good Cook Popcorn Baller when you use code: POPCORN at checkout.
From Oct 7 – Oct 14, 2013 you can enter on the Good Cook facebook page to enter to win the Free Jolly Time Pop Corn and Good Cook Popcorn Baller Giveaway daily for your chance to win. 250 people will win a Good Cook spherical Popcorn Baller and a coupon for a free box of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Disclaimer: I got the Good Cook & JOLLY TIME products free to do this product Review and was not paid for my response.