Makes 16 popcorn balls
These Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls are perfect for New Year’s Eve and any other time you want to celebrate the start of something sweet.
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
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 forming 2-inch diameter ball; 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.
TIP: Add some sprinkles to the popcorn mixture for extra color.
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