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Popcorn Balls, American

1946 Popcorn Balls

Ingredients
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 3 quarts salted popped corn
Preparation Instructions

Combine molasses, corn syrup and vinegar in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until a small amount of syrup will form a hard ball when dropped into cold water. This is about 270 degrees if tested with a candy thermometer. Remove from the heat, add the butter and pour over the popped corn, stirring only enough to mix. Form into balls with the hands, using as little pressure as possible. Makes 16 to 18 balls.

Contributed by MARY MARTENSEN, 1946

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