Old Time Popcorn Balls

Old Time Popcorn Balls

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

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 220 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 6.3 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 239 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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.
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helpful hint: when making mixture get a glass of cold water, drip mixture in and listen to it, if it crackles, its ready, just do this often you don't want your candy to burn! it works and they ...

All of the one star/negative reviews are obviously from people who are not willing to invest the necessary time to make this recipe. To say "it never did reach hard ball stage" is a ridiculous...

I loved this recipe, it tasted just like my grandmother's popcorn balls. I think those who tried this recipe and did not wait long enough for the sugar mixture to turn to hardball stage, just di...