Molasses Popcorn Balls
|Popcorn||2 Cup (32 tbs), unpopped|
|Oil||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|White sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Molasses||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
Pop the corn, 1/2 cup at a time, in an open wire popper or in a covered pan, using 1 tbsp of oil with each popping.
Pour the popped corn into a very large buttered bowl.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan.
Add the sugar, molasses, and salt.
Bring to the boil.
Cover and cook 3 minutes.
Remove lid and continue cooking over moderate heat to the hard-ball stage (260 degrees).
Immediately pour over the corn, stirring the corn all the time with a large spoon to mix in the syrup.
Butter your hands generously and shape the popcorn into about 36 balls.
Wrap in waxed paper.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 4306 Calories from Fat 892
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 102 g157.1%
Saturated Fat 25.6 g128.2%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%
Sodium 1116.2 mg46.5%
Total Carbohydrates 826 g275.2%
Dietary Fiber 72.5 g289.9%
Sugars 386.8 g
Protein 58 g115.7%
Vitamin A 17.6% Vitamin C
Calcium 74.9% Iron 159.5%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet