Do you have any special Halloween traditions? One of mine is making homemade popcorn balls. My grandmother always made popcorn balls at Halloween when I was a child. I can see her popping the popcorn in a big heavy saucepan on the stove, then dumping the popped corn in a huge bowl, and lastly, she boiling a sugar syrup and pouring it over the popped corn. Then things happened fast…she buttered her hands and began forming the syrup coated popcorn into balls, placing them on wax paper to cool.
When I make them now for our employees, and feel that hot syrup with my butter covered hands, I too work like lightning to get all of the popcorn balls done before I blister my fingers. A labor of love for sure, and they taste sooo good. Thanks, Grandmama!