Rum Corn Balls


  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon rum flavor
  • 1/3 teaspoon vinegar


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Place popcorn in large 4-inch deep buttered baking pan. Keep warm in the oven.
  3. In a large saucepan, stir sugar, water and corn syrup together until sugar is dissolved. Boil without stirring until mixture reached 250 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  4. Remove from heat and quickly stir in salt, rum flavor and vinegar.
  5. Remove popcorn from oven. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn and mix thoroughly.
  6. Shape into balls.