Raisin Peanut Popcorn Balls
|Freshly popped popcorn||5 Cup (80 tbs)|
|Raisins||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Salted peanuts||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Packed light brown sugar||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
1 In a large bowl, add popcorn, raisins and peanuts; toss to mix well.
2 In a heavy saucepan, combine both kinds of sugar, 1/2 cup water and the corn syrup. Stir to mix well.
3 Bring to a boil; let boil, without stirring, to 250 degrees Fahrenheit on candy thermometer, or until a small amount in cold water forms a hard ball.
4 Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract.
5 Pour syrup over the popcorn mixture.
6 Using wooden spoon, mix well.
7 Quickly form into balls,with buttered hands.
8 Serve as desired.