Sweet Popcorn Balls

Diet Types:

CKD non-dialysis Dialysis

Portions: 18

Serving Size: 1 popcorn ball

Ingredients

  • 16 cups popped popcorn, unsalted
  • 2 cups Karo® dark corn syrup
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons whipped butter

Nutrients per serving

Calories 241

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 48 g

Fat 5 g

Cholesterol 3 mg

Sodium 80 mg

Potassium 81 mg

Phosphorus 26 mg

Calcium 15 mg

Fiber 1.0 g

Preparation

  1. Pop popcorn and put in a large bowl.  Set aside for use later.
  2. Mix syrup, brown sugar, water and vinegar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture boils.  Continue cooking and stirring almost constantly about 15-20 minutes on medium heat. Cook to hard ball stage (until a small amount of mixture forms a hard ball when tested in very cold water.)
  3. Remove from heat, quickly add butter, and stir.
  4. Slowly pour mixture over popped popcorn in a large bowl, while mixing well.  Form into balls, using as little pressure as possible.
  5. Wrap each popcorn ball in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat
  • 2 high calorie

Carbohydrate choices

3

Helpful hints

  • Butter hands, or better yet, wear rubber gloves with butter on them. The popcorn won't stick as bad and is not as hot!

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