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Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls

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“I made these with my grandmother for years. They are soft and delicious- and NOT made with marshmallow fluff! If using bag popcorn- make sure it is not buttered and use 2-3 bags.”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
YIELD:
20 balls
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat popcorn in oven at 300 degrees.
  2. Stir and cook sugar, karo, water, butter and salt until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Continue cooking WITHOUT stirring until mixture reaches 270 degrees on candy thermometer, (can use a kitchen thermometer) or until syrup forms a soft ball in cold water.
  4. Add vanilla and pour slowly over popcorn.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Dip hands in water and form balls.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap and enjoy!

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