member logon   about the Circus   search for recipes   print this recipe   mimi's cyber kitchen
free registration   member pages   what's new   email this recipe   discussion boards
Email to becky sims      

Recipe Categories:

    Old-Time Popcorn Balls

    Source of Recipe


    2 cups sugar
    1 1/2 cups water
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1 teaspoon vinegar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    5 quarts popped corn

    Butter sides of large saucepan. In it combine the sugar, water, salt, syrup and vinegar. Cook mixture over medium heat to the hard ball stage (250*F / 120*C) or when a small amount is dropped in cold water and forms a ball that holds its shape but is pliable.
    Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Slowly pour over popped corn, stirring just to mix well.
    Butter hands slightly; shape into balls. Wrap each individually in decorative cellophane paper or plastic wrap and tie with a pretty ribbon, if desired.
    Makes 15 to 20 popcorn balls.




previous page | recipe circus home page | member pages
mimi's cyber kitchen |