Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients

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1 c Sugar
1/3 c Water
1/2 ts Salt
2 qt Popped popcorn
1/2 c corn syrup; Light or dark
1/4 c Butter; or margarine
1 ts Vanilla

Original recipe makes 6

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Preparation

FROM: Shelley Rodgers (Jolly Rodgers: the Portuguese Pirate! 1:161/202) Keep popcorn warm in 200~ oven while preparing coating. In 2-quart saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue cooking without stirring until temperature reaches 270~ on a candy thermometer or until a small amount dropped into very cold water separates into threads which are hard but not brittle. Remove from heat. Add vanilla; stir just enough to mix through hot syrup. Slowly pour over popcorn, stirring to coat every kernel. Cool just enough to handle. With greased hands, shape into balls. VARIATION: Use almond, pepermint or other flavor extract instead of vanilla. For colorful popcorn balls, stir a few drops of food coloring into syrup before adding to popped popcorn. [ Jolly Time popcorn ] ** -=> this comes from the bottom of the files of Shelley Rodgers <=- File ftp://ftp.idiscover.co.uk/pub/food/mealmaster/recipes/kids.zip

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