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Popcorn Balls

Popcorn BallsOld-fashioned candied molasses popcorn balls.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup light molasses
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 quarts warm popped popcorn

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, molasses, water and salt in a heavy saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook, stirring until sugar dissolves. Wash sugar from sides of pan with a wet brush. Cook to 270°F (130°C), soft-crack stage on a candy thermometer.
  2. Remove from heat; stir in butter.
  3. Pour glaze over popcorn and mix well.
  4. Shape into balls.
  5. Cool and wrap each popcorn ball individually in colorful cellophane, waxed paper or plastic wrap.

Makes about 12 popcorn balls.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.