Death Star Popcorn Balls ~ Great for a Star Wars Marathon!


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!!

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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