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Pecan-Popcorn Balls

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Category: Snacks

 Ingredients List

  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 c Light Brown Sugar; packed
  • 1/2 c Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/3 c Water
  • 1 c Butter; cut in pieces
  • 2 c Pecans
  • 4 c Popcorn; popped*


*Remove unpopped kernels.

Combine ssugars, corn syrup and water in heavy pan over high heat. Bring to
boil. Add butter and stir until melted. Continue cooking 20 to 30 minutes
until mixture reaches 300° on a candy thermometer. Spread pecans in even
layer on baking sheed. Bake at 350° about 10 minutes or until lightly
browned. Remove from oven and toss nuts with popcorn in large, lightly
oiled bowl. Carefully pour syrup over popcorn mixture. Carefully but
quickly toss mixture with long-handled wooden spoon to coat popcorn and
nuts thoroughly with syrup. As soon as mixture is cool enought to handle,
quickly shape into 3-inch balls. Place balls on lightly oiled baking sheet
to cool. Wrap in cellophane or plastic wrap. Store in tightly covered tins
up to a week.

Makes 12 (3-inch) balls.

NOTE: Sugar syrup is very hot. Handle it with care, so as not burn

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