Decadent Toffee Pecan Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Drizzle. Rich, nutty, and drizzled in dark chocolate, these popcorn balls will be a hit at all your holiday gatherings!
I never knew how much I loved popcorn balls until I started experimenting with this recipe.
You see, most of the popcorn balls I’ve eaten over the years have either been too moist, giving the popcorn a somewhat soggy texture, or too “candied” with a tough outer coating that is hard to sink your teeth into.
To me, any treat worth eating shouldn’t be a chore to chew.
So this season I thought I would create popcorn balls that I wanted to eat. Balls that wouldn’t get passed over on the holiday dessert table.
Today’s Toffee Pecan Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Drizzle are the result of a 4-part testing period, in which the kids and I made various small batches of popcorn balls until we came up with just the right flavor and texture.
We determined in our testing that even with the right candy texture, popcorn balls tend to be flat in flavor. Meaning lots of half-eaten balls in the trashcan.
So we ramped up the flavor of these Toffee Pecan Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Drizzle, by what you see in the name: toasted pecans, crunchy toffee bits, and chocolate. Then I added a touch of cinnamon for good measure.
The candy mixture is made out of butter, marshmallows and sugar. The sugar dissolves into the molten marshmallows creating a candy coating that is glossy and slightly firm, but soft enough to bite into without breaking your teeth.
We think we stumbled upon something special.
Toffee Pecan Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Drizzle make marvelous Halloween party favors, and will be the bell of the ball at your annual holiday cookie exchange this year.
So they aren’t cookies… dare to be different. *wink*
The best part about these Toffee Pecan Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Drizzle is that they are quick to make and quick to clean up.
This is an edible project the whole family will enjoy!
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