Recipes & Planning / Snack / Wonderful Pistachios and Cherry Popcorn Balls Wonderful Pistachios and Cherry Popcorn Balls Share Print Old fashioned popcorn balls sparkle with the tart addition of dried cherries and tasty Wonderful Pistachios, while the brown sugar gives them a caramel-y flavor. These are sure to be a hit at any holiday gathering. Prep Time 8 minutes Total Time 18 minutes Servings 20 Calories Ingredients: 12 cups popcorn 1 cup shelled Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted, lightly chopped 1 cup dried cherries or cranberries ¾ cup light corn syrup ¾ cup dark brown sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter ¾ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ¾ teaspoon baking soda Directions Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large roasting pan combine popcorn, dried cherries and Wonderful Pistachios, mixing thoroughly. In a medium saucepan combine syrup, sugar, butter and salt. Over medium heat bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Continue stirring and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and baking soda. Be careful as mixture will bubble up. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn and stir to coat well. Popcorn will still be warm from the syrup. To keep your hands clean slip them into two plastic bags and coat bags with cooking spray or butter. Working quickly, form popcorn mixture into balls about 2 ¾ inches in diameter. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet to cool. Marc's Pharmacy offers a large selection of generic medications in both 30 and 90 day supplies.