Old Time Popcorn Balls

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A favorite treat, very popular with my family, hope it's just as popular with yours.

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Servings:
15
Yield:
15 to 20 - tennis ball sized balls

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 5 quarts popped popcorn

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Butter the sides of a large saucepan. In the sauce pan combine the sugar, water, salt, corn syrup and vinegar. Cook over medium heat to the hard ball stage 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Stir in the vanilla and slowly pour the hot mixture over the popped popcorn, stirring just to mix well.

  2. Butter hands lightly and shape into balls. Mixture will be hot so be careful. Place balls on waxed paper to cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
6g Fat
42g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 239mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.