Beginners popcorn balls

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 quarts Popped popcorn
1 cup Sugar
⅓ cup Corn syrup
⅓ cup Water
¼ cup Butter
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla

Preheat oven to 250. Put popcorn in a large, 4 inch deep butered baking pan. Keep warm in the oven. Combine sugar, cornsyrup, water, butter and salt in a large saucepan. Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250 on a candy thermometer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Quickly stir in vanilla. Remove popcorn from oven. Pour syrup mixture over popcorn, stirring to mix well. Form into balls. Makes approximately 8 balls Variations: To make Spice Balls, subsitute 1 tbs of powdered spice or crushed herbs for vanilla To make butter balls, increase the butter to ⅓ cup and increase the

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