Popcorn Balls
Serves: 12 popcorn balls
  • 1 tbsp oil (ideally coconut or rapeseed)
  • 60g popcorn kernels
  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 120g cup honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 160C.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Heat oil in a large saucepan on a medium heat and add popcorn and cover. Cook until kernels all pop, shaking frequently, for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. In another pan, melt the butter and add in the honey. Bring to the boil and boil for a few minutes.
  5. Pour this over the popcorn and coat.
  6. Spread mixture evenly onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, gently stirring popcorn every 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool until just able to handle. If a small child is helping please make sure it's not too hot for them! Using hands, shape popcorn mixture into popcorn balls. Try and leave behind any un-popped kernels as they are horrible to bite into.
These popcorn balls can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks, just make sure the environment does not get too hot or damp.
Recipe by Cooking Them Healthy at https://www.cookingthemhealthy.com/popcorn-balls/