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Christmas Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients
  Salad oil 6 Tablespoon
  Unpopped popcorn 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salted peanuts 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Candied red cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), quartered
  Candied green cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), quartered
  Light corn syrup 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Strawberry gelatin/Lime gelatin 3 Ounce (1 Package)
Directions

1. To pop popcorn: Heat oil in heavy, 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. To test temperature of pan, add 1 kernel of com; cover pan and shake often. When kernel pops, add 1/2 cup popcorn in a single layer; cover; shake pan often. Continue until all corn in pan is popped. Turn into large bowl.
2. Add peanuts and candied cherries to popcorn; toss to combine.
3. In a 1-quart saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, over medium heat, until sugar is dissolved. Without stirring, bring mixture to a full, rolling boil. Remove from heat.
4. Add gelatine; stir until dissolved.
5. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn mixture; toss to coat well.
6. Drop mixture onto waxed paper, to make about 1 1/2 dozen mounds. With lightly buttered hands, form popcorn mixture into balls. Place on waxed-paper-lined tray, to dry at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Dissolved
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Corn
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
5 Minutes
Ready In: 
10 Minutes

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