Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls

From HERSHEY’S

Makes 16 popcorn balls

The secret’s out…these popcorn balls have the sweet flavor of HERSHEY’S KISSES mixed right in! Now that you know, whip up a batch for New Year’s eve or any other celebration throughout the year.

INGREDIENTS

1 bag microwave popping corn (3.5 oz.), popped or 10 cups popped popcorn

36 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, divided

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Butter large bowl; cover tray with wax paper. Prepare popcorn according to manufacturer’s directions; place in prepared bowl, discarding any unpopped kernels. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2.Stir together brown sugar, corn syrup, and butter in small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Add 18 chocolates; continue cooking and stirring until mixture comes to a full rolling boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat; immediately pour mixture over popcorn. Stir until popcorn is evenly coated.

3.With buttered hands, and working quickly, shape popcorn around each remaining chocolate piece to form 2-inch diameter balls; place on prepared tray. Cool completely; place in paper bake cups (2 1/2 inches in diameter), if desired. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at hersheys.com