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Jingle Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients
  Popped corn 3 Quart, popped
  Gumdrops 2 Cup (32 tbs), snipped
  Dates 1 Cup (16 tbs), snipped (pitted)
  Light corn syrup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vinegar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

In large bowl combine popped corn, gumdrops, and dates.
In heavy saucepan combine corn syrup, honey, vinegar, and salt.
Bring to boiling.
Cook over medium heat to hard-ball stage (candy thermometer registers 260°F).
Add butter or margarine and vanilla, stirring till butter is melted.
Pour over popcorn mixture, stirring to coat.
Form into 2-inch balls.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Boiled
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Corn

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