We hope your May the 4th celebration is going well! If you have a Star Wars Movie marathon going at your house today, we have a great snack idea for you. What goes with movie watching? Yes, popcorn! How about making some Death Star Popcorn Balls for your movie festivities? Here are the instructions on how to add some extra fun to your Star Wars Day!
What you’ll need
1/3 cup popcorn kernels
3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Butter or vegetable shortening for greasing hands
How to make it
Pop the corn using whatever method you prefer.
Put the sugar, water, corn syrup and salt in the saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon.
Clip a candy thermometer on the side of the pan. Set the pan on the stove and switch the heat to low.
Add the vinegar and vanilla to the pan and cook, stirring constantly, until the thermometer reads 270ºF.
Carefully pour the hot sugar mixture over the popcorn and toss using 2 large spoons to coat every kernel. Allow to cool slightly.
Rub butter or vegetable shortening on your hands so the popcorn won’t stick to them.
Scoop up enouh popcorn to form a ball about the size of a baseball. Shape the ball with your hands. Makes 2 or 3 popcorn balls.
Have fun, and May the 4th Be With You!!