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Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls

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Category: Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 2 qt Popped corn
  • 1 c Karo light or dark corn
  • -syrup
  • 1 c Firmly packed dark brown
  • -sugar
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 1 ts White vinegar
  • 2 tb Margarine


Servings: 10

Place the popped corn in a large greased bowl or pan. In a heavy 2 qt
saucepan, stir together corn syrup, sugar, water and vinegar. Stirring
constantly, cook over medium heat until mixture boils. Continue cooking,
stirring occasionally, until temperature reaches 260 degrees on a candy
thermometer or until a small amount of mixture dropped in very cold water
forms a ball hard enough to hold its shape, yet plastic. Remove from heat;
stir in margarine. Slowly pour over popcorn, stirring to coat well.

When cool enough to handle, yet still quite warm, quicly shape into balls
with well-buttered or oiled hands. Wrap individually in plastic wrap.
Makes about 10 3 inch balls.

** Option ** Substitute 2 Tblsp of praline liqueur for 2 tblsp of the

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