Rating: 4.5 stars
187 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 10

Great, Great Grandpa Apell had a huge farm in Illinois with prize-winning corn. He made Popcorn Balls for all the Grandkids at Christmastime. He lived to be 106 and claimed workin' the farm and eatin' corn was the secret! This recipe is delicious!

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 - 3 inch round balls
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter and water. Stir and heat to hard-crack stage or 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Remove from heat, add vanilla or vinegar; mix well.

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  • Pour slowly over popped popcorn while stirring. Wait 5 minutes and shape into 3 inch round balls.

Nutrition Facts

458 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 75.1g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 24.4mg; sodium 317mg. Full Nutrition
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