POPCORN BALLS For Birds
5 quarts popcorn, popped
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
In saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup.
Cook to hard-stage (250 F). Add vanilla.
Pour slowly over hot popped corn, mixing well to coat every kernel.
Use a piece of string to make a loop to hang this with later on.
The bird will use the string in their nest as well
Press into balls (butter hands if necessary). Try not to burn your hands.
Roll the popcorn balls into birdseed before they cool.
Then set aside and allow to cool, then simply hang them outside on a branch for birds and squirrels to enjoy!
*tip* I wouldn’t hang this somewhere you don’t want bird droppings!
*tip* Make sure it is high enough that cats and dogs cannot get the birds easily.