- 2 quarts popped popcorn
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup light or dark corn syrup
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Place popcorn in a baking pan and keep warm in a 200° oven while preparing syrup. In a 2-qt. 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 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.
Reviews forOld-Fashioned Popcorn Balls
"I made these for a Breast Cancer bake Sale fund raiser for a girl I work with. Everyone loved them, we sold every single ball."
"this sounds great,but i am lppoking for a similar recipe that was on the back of popcorn bag"