I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you an answer..
This recipe looks pretty easy no need to boil lots of ingredients.
Let us know how they turn out if you make them..
2 quarts popped popcorn.
1 cup packed brown sugar.
1/3 cup water.
1/3 cup dark corn syrup.
1/4 cup butter (no substitutes).
1/2 teaspoon salt.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Place popcorn in a large bowl; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, corn syrup, butter and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue cooking, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 270 degrees F (soft-crack stage)..
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn; stir until evenly coated. When cool enough to handle, quickly shape into balls..
OOPS sorry copied and posted the wrong recipe this is the EASY one... from Allrecipes.com.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn.
6 tablespoons butter.
5 cups miniature marshmallows.
Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Set aside..
Add vegetable oil to a 4 quart saucepan, and heat over high heat. When oil is hot, add popping corn. Keep pan moving constantly. When corn stops popping, remove from heat. Put popcorn in prepared pan..
Melt butter In a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in marshmallows and cook until melted, stirring constantly. Pour marshmallow mixture over popcorn and mix with spoon to coat evenly..
Let mixture cool slightly. Smear butter on your hands or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Mix popcorn with your hands so that it is evenly coated..
Form popcorn into 8 balls..
Jazzman's Nutrisystem Friendly Popcorn balls.
Yield: 12 servings.
-2 quarts air-popped popcorn.
-1/2 cup Splenda.
-1/2 cup granulated sugar.
-1/4 cup honey.
-1/3 cup water.
-1 tablespoon reduced fat margarine.
Heat oven to 300 degrees..
Place popped corn in oven while preparing glaze..
(Keep on on it.. you want the popcorn to be warm but not burn).
In a 2-quart pan, combine sugars, honey, and water. Cook until all is completely dissolved..
Cook to 248 degrees on candy thermometer or until firm ball stage. Add margarine. Mix well..
Pour over warm popcorn; tossing to coat completely. Cool slightly..
With buttered hands, shape into balls..
(Or use a popcorn ball shaper like I do!).
Nutritional information per serving:.
LOL...I looked at your first post and thought....this is EASY??? tee hee! Thanks!.
I looked on foodnetwork and old farmers almanac, but I didn't know where else to look! I have to check out allrecipes.com!! Thanks again everyone! The first recipe is perfect!!!.
(Well, two of you eventually posted it!).
Try checking out.
And go to the recipes section, they have a separate section just for kids and Halloween, I found some pretty cool things that I can make with my son. Good luck and have fun!!..
Thanx!.. They not only look good, they taste good too!..
You actually have a popcorn ball shaper??? I love kitchen accessories!!!..
Jazzman, I am in love with your recipe but have a couple of questions:.
1. How many popcorn balls can (should) you make from your recipe?.
2. How does this fit into the Nutrisystem plan? Is it considered a "snack" item? How many popcorn balls can you eat in one day?.
I definitely want to save this recipe on our MayBabes topic and make it for Halloween..
Thank you for any advice you can give. This recipe is awesome!..
1. As recipe says yield: 12.
2: You can use 1 as a carb or a dessert.
Thanx! Hope ya like it...
I will have to try Jazzman's popcorn balls.....sound Nutrisystem yummy..
A really quick not Nutrisystem recipe for popcorn balls........
1 stick of margarine.
1 cup brown sugar.
13 large marshmallows.
Just heat the margarine and sugar on the stove then add the marshmallows. Pour it over the bowl of popcorn and shape into balls. It makes a nice treat..
Now to make some Nutrisystem Jazzman style balls...
My popcorn balls didn't turn out quite as nicely as your's Jazzman, but my kids didn't seem to mind. They thought it was better than the kettle corn we get at the farmer's market..
I think that I didn't get the sugars hot enough because the balls just wouldn't hold together. I used microwaved popcorn too, so it may have had too much oil? I didn't make them for me, so if the kids like them, I'm happy...
Glad everybody liked them. Aww.. Sorry yours didn't come out so well.. Well, I used plain ol popcorn & I did have a popcorn mold..