Gumdrop Goblin Balls


  • 8 cups air-popped popcorn
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups orange gumdrops


  1. Place popped corn in mixing bowl; set aside.
  2. In small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring sugar, corn syrup, water, margarine, and salt to boil. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, for ten minutes or until reaches hard-ball stage of 254 degrees F on candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Wearing oven mitts to shield against splatters, carefully stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Pour over popped corn; using prepared spoon, toss until well coated.
  6. Stir in gumdrops.
  7. Wearing rubber gloves, form into 2-inch balls; let cool on baking sheet.

286 Calories; 1g Fat (2% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 71g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 135mg Sodium

Source: Adapted from Canadian Living Magazine