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Heath Bar Popcorn Balls

Heath Bar Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 18 cups approx 1-1/2 bags popped Popcorn
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Heath Toffee Bits
  • or you can take all those Heath Bar fun size bars & chop those up

Instructions

  1. Prepare popcorn & set aside in an extra large bowl
  2. In medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar & salt. Cook over high heat until it reaches 255 degrees (hard-ball stage)
  3. Be patient- this can take a while - watch it closely & stir often.
  4. Once it reaches 255 degrees, remove from heat & carefully stir in vanilla extract.
  5. Carefully pour over popcorn & toss in your chocolate chips & Heath Toffee Bits
  6. Stir, Stir, Stir until well incorporated - this will become more difficult as it starts to cool.
  7. Once mixture is just cool enough that you can handle holding it for a short period of time- get your hands in there & start forming balls like you would with snow balls. It's going to get messy- it's okay. Work quickly- if it cools too much - it won't stick together to form the balls.
  8. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment to finish cooling.
  9. Once cooled & hardened they are ready to serve.