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Popcorn Balls

Posted Oct 10 2008 2:11pm

Traditional Halloween treats that really are the taste of the season.

- Yield 12 to 14 popcorn balls -

Ingredients

* 2 cup sugar
* 1 1/3 cup water
* 1/2 cup light corn syrup
* 1 teaspoon white vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 18 cup popped corn

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, syrup, vinegar, and salt. Cook over high heat until mixture reaches 255 degrees F (hard-ball stage) on a candy thermometer.

2. Stir in vanilla. Pour over popped corn, tossing gently to coat.

3. When mixture is cool enough to handle, press popcorn into 3-inch balls with lightly greased hands. Cool completely on wax paper.

Courtesy of Paula Deen

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