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Molasses Popcorn Balls

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Ingredients
  Popcorn 2 Cup (32 tbs), unpopped
  Oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  White sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Molasses 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Corn
Interest: 
Kids, Party
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

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

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Molasses Popcorn Balls Recipe