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Ice Cream Cone Popcorn Balls

These easy to make popcorn balls made with corn syrup boast a buttery, sweet taste and are served in candy dipped cones
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ice Cream Cone Popcorn, Ice Cream Popcorn Balls
Servings: 8 cones
Calories: 332cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $8


  • 6.5 cups Pop Secret Homestyle Popcorn popped
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup blue candy melts
  • 3 tbsps sprinkles
  • 6 sugar cones


  • After the popcorn is popped, place it in an oven on a baking sheet on a warm 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar corn syrup, water, margarine, over medium heat stirring constantly until it reaches a boil. Continue cooking until your candy thermometer reaches 270 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Once it is that temp, mix in the extract. 
  • Remove popcorn from warmed oven, and carefully pour the sweet, sticky mixture over the kernels. 
  • Allow to cool for about 3 minutes until it is warm enough to NOT burn your hands. I recommend greasing your hands with butter or margarine so the syrup does not stick to it. 
  • Add sprinkles of your choice. 
  • You can leave the popcorn as is to make candied corn, or shape it into balls. Be sure to wrap the balls tightly in plastic wrap so they keep their shape.
  • After about 15 minutes remove balls from plastic wrap and adhere to cones, or enjoy on their own. 

Candy Cones

  • Melt blue candy wafers until creamy.
  • Dip the opening part of the sugar cone about 1/2" into the melted candy.
  • Sprinkle with candy sprinkles.
  • Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet to cure before adding the popcorn balls.


Serving: 1cone | Calories: 332cal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg