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POPCORN BALLS Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 qts. (12 cups) popped popcorn
1 c. granulated sugar
c. light corn syrup
c. butter
tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
Spray large roasting pan with Pam; add popcorn and place in 300F oven until warm.
Combine sugar, syrup, butter and salt in heavy 2-quart saucepan. Stirring constantly, bring to boil over medium heat. Continue stirring and boil 2 minutes.
Remove syrup mixture from heat; stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour mixture over warm popcorn, stirring to coat well. Cover hands with plastic gloves (or 2 plastic bags), spray gloves or bags lightly with Pam. Work quickly to shape 12 three-inch popcorn balls.
Cool completely. Wrap individually in plastic wrap.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
12 balls
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was definitely one of Mom's signature Christmas treats! Using the pre-popped corn from the Dollar Tree saves time and steps.

 

 

 

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