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Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients
  Popped popcorn 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Molasses 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Vinegar 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter/Margarine 3 Tablespoon
Directions

Have popcorn ready in large bowl.
You will need to pop 1/2 cup (125 mL) of kernels.
Do not salt.
Put sugar, water, molasses, vinegar and salt into heavy saucepan.
Heat and stir until it begins to boil.
Continue to cook without stirring to hard ball stage, 270°F (132°C), or until a bit dropped into ice water forms a hard ball that is pliable.
Remove from heat.
Stir in butter.
Pour over popcorn.
Stir until all kernels are coated.
With hands slightly buttered, form into 2 1/2 inch (6 cm) balls using only enough pressure to shape.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Sugar
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 218 Calories from Fat 34

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g5.9%

Saturated Fat 2.3 g11.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 9.7 mg3.2%

Sodium 58.3 mg2.4%

Total Carbohydrates 47 g15.6%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 39 g

Protein 0.53 g1.1%

Vitamin A 2.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 5.3% Iron 6.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Popcorn Balls Recipe