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”Caramel” Popcorn-Peanut Balls

”Caramel” Popcorn-Peanut Balls
Photo by Quentin Bacon, food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, and prop styling by Maeve Sheridan.


Sweet-salty-crunchy Cracker Jack synergy is the flavor inspiration for these popcorn- peanut balls, which are held together with a scrumptiously sticky mix of peanut butter and honey instead of the usual caramel. They are not only a joy to eat, but they are fun to make too.


”Caramel” Popcorn-Peanut Balls



¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon natural-style peanut butter
1 1/2 cups lightly salted, popped popcorn
1/3 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
Cooking spray



In a medium bowl, stir together the honey and peanut butter. Add the popcorn and the peanuts and stir until well combined. Place the bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes to help solidify the mixture.

Spray your hands with cooking spray. Using your hands, form 4 baseball-sized clusters out of the mixture. Squeeze each cluster firmly, holding for several seconds, so the cluster adheres into a ball. Spray your hands with cooking spray again if the mixture begins to stick to your hands. Place the balls on a plate and place in the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes to solidify further. Serve immediately, or wrap in aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 hours.

Serves 4

Serving size: 1 ball

Per serving: Calories 180; Total Fat 8g (Sat Fat 1g, Mono Fat 3.3g, Poly Fat 0.5g); Protein 4g, Carb 25g, Fiber 2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 160mg

Excellent Source of: Vitamin K

Good Source of: Fiber, Iron, Niacin, Protein, Thiamin, Vitamin C

Copyright 2016 Ellie Krieger All rights reserved


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