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Breast Cancer Awareness Popcorn Balls

My aunt is a breast cancer survivor. While she doesn’t like it to be mentioned, discussed, or anything, she is still a survivor and I am so happy that she is here with us today! I was a teenager when she was diagnosed with cancer. At that age, I didn’t realize all that she went through. I was too busy being a teenager. Thinking back on that time now, I wish I would have been more present with everything going on in the family.

As time has gone by, I have matured and completely understand just how dangerous cancer (of any sorts) is. It’s hard to watch and learn about friends and family members that are going through their battle with cancer. While this month is all about breast cancer, I find myself wanting to learn more about what my aunt went through.

We all know cancer sucks, and I hope these breast cancer popcorn balls brighten your day and raise awareness to others.

Bring awareness to breast cancer with these delicious popcorn balls!  Think pink and stay strong! Cancer doesn't define you...it makes your stronger!

Bring awareness to breast cancer with these delicious popcorn balls!

Breast Cancer Awareness Popcorn Balls

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Bring awareness to breast cancer with these easy and delicious popcorn balls. Think pink and stay strong. Cancer doesn't define you...it makes you stronger!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 2 bags Microwaved Popcorn
  • 2 bags White Candy Melting Chips
  • 1/4 cup Pink Candy Melting Chips
  • Pink Fondant
  • 12 pink & white paper straws or sticks

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water, corn syrup and vinegar.
  2. Cook over high heat until mixture reaches 250 degrees (hard ball stage) on a candy thermometer.
  3. Pour popped corn on a baking sheet. (this baking sheet is my favorite!)
  4. Pour mixture over popcorn, tossing to coat.
  5. When the mixture is cool enough to handle, press popcorn into 2 to 3 inch balls with lightly greased hands.
  6. Insert stick into each ball.
  7. Cool on waxed paper.
  8. Roll out a small amount of fondant to about 1/16" thickness.
  9. Cut 12 ribbons of fondant, shape and place in refrigerator to firm.
  10. Heat White Candy Chips in medium Bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  11. Dip balls in melted white candy and roll to coat thoroughly.
  12. Place back on wax paper.
  13. Place ribbon on the ball and gently press into allow it to set up correctly.
  14. Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
  15. Heat Pink Candy Chips in a small bowl by microwaving for 30 seconds stirring and repeating until melted.
  16. Transfer Pink chocolate to small plastic bag and clip very tiny piece of the corner to use for piping.
  17. Pipe Pink candy in loops originating from stem around the ball.
  18. Immediately place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to set candy mix.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 2gSugar: 61gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/3/2020.

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To each of you that have survived, know someone that has survived, or you are going through treatment at this time, I say…think pink and stay strong. Cancer doesn’t define you…it makes you stronger!

Breast Cancer Awareness Popcorn Balls...so delicious! Think pink and stay strong!

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