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When I was a little girl, my mother and I made these popcorn balls for family and friends at Christmas. Now my husband and I carry on the tradition, turning out more than 250 each December-and still our list keeps growing!
Editor's Note: We recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 each) equals 179 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Originally published as Candy Cane Popcorn Balls in
Country Woman Christmas
Annual 2003, p27
Homemade Peppermint Ice CreamWhen peppermint stick ice cream isn't available, I crush 15-20 hard peppermint candies or small candy canes and fold into a half gallon of softened vanilla ice cream. —Barb Gribble, Arena, Wisconsin
When peppermint stick ice cream isn't available, I crush 15-20 hard peppermint candies or small candy canes and fold into a half gallon of softened vanilla ice cream. —Barb Gribble, Arena, Wisconsin
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