Grandpa's Popcorn Balls

Grandpa's Popcorn Balls

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"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!"

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 75.1g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 317 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. 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.
  2. Pour slowly over popped popcorn while stirring. Wait 5 minutes and shape into 3 inch round balls.
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oh boy, these are really good. It is really important to reach hard crack stage with these candies. To test for hard crack stage without a candy thermometer, use the ice water method. Have nearb...

If you dont cook to the hard-crack stage, you will end up with sticky "caramel" on the popcorn. At the hard-crack stage, it becomes crispy when completely cooled. When you bite off a piece from ...

These popcorn balls taste just like a gourmet popcorn shop from back home. They really taste rich and buttery! We must have popped too much corn, because ours weren't covered as much as the ph...