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Old-Fashioned Popcorn Balls Recipe

Popcorn always make a crowd-pleasing snack...but you can make it into a chewy, sweet delight with this classic recipe.—American Pop Corn Co., Sioux City, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. Place popcorn in a baking pan and keep warm in a 200° oven. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, stir together the sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 2. Continue cooking without stirring until the temperature reaches 270° on a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat. Add vanilla; stir just enough to mix. Slowly pour over the popcorn. Cool just enough to handle. Shape with buttered hands. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 161 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 213 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.