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Old-Time Popcorn Balls

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Category: Candy, Desserts

 Ingredients List

  • 20 c Popcorn (1 cup unpopped)
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 c Light corn syrup
  • 1 ts Vinegar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ts Vanilla


Preheat oven to 300. Remove all unpopped kernels from popped corn. Put
popcorn in a large roasting pan; keep warm in oven. Butter the sides of a
2-quart saucepan. In it combine sugar, water, corn syrup, vinegar, and
salt. Cook to 270 deg (soft-crack stage), stirring frequently (mixture
should boil gently over entire surface). Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
Slowly pour mixture over hot popcorn. Stir just until mixed. Butter hands;
using a buttered cup, sccop up popcorn mixture. Shape with buttered hands
into 2-1/2 to 3-inch balls.

From the recipe files of Sylvia Steiger, GEnie THE.STEIGERS, CI$
71511,2253, GT Cookbook echo moderator at net/node 004/005

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