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Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls Recipe

Secret KISSES Popcorn Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 bag (3.5 oz.) microwave popping corn , 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. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Prepare popcorn according to manufacturer's directions; place in prepared bowl, discarding any unpopped kernels.

  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. Makes 16 popcorn balls.