October 28, 2011

Popcorn Balls

I got an email a while back asking for a recipe for Popcorn Balls.  My commitment here at Old House Kitchen is to only share recipes that are tried and true and pass the taste test of my large family.  Sometimes I make an exception.  This is that exception.  I have been told by the sharer of this recipe, pinky promised, that these popcorn balls are awesome!  I'm going to give it a go this weekend.  You try it, too, and let me know what you think.

Popcorn Balls
3 quarts popped corn
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup (light or dark)
1/3 c. water
1/4 c. butter
3/4 t.salt
3/4 t. vanilla

Combine sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt over medium heat in a saucepan.  Stir until sugar is dissolved.  Cook without stirring until the syrup forms a soft ball (236 degrees).  Add vanilla and pour the syrup slowly over the popped corn.  Mix well so every piece is coated.  Shape into balls with greased hands.

Makes about 12.

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