Old Fashioned Popcorn Balls
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Serves: 15-20
  • 3 bags of microwaveable popcorn (I used Orville Redenbacher's "Simply White")
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (the clear kind)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  1. Cook the popcorn as directed on the package, then pour it into two large bowls (I had to split mine between the two bowls) and set aside for later.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper, and set aside for later.
  3. In a sauce pan, add the corn syrup, sugar, water, and vinegar and bring to a rolling boil.
  4. Let it stay at a rolling boil, stirring constantly, for two minutes.
  5. Remove it from the heat and immediately stir in the butter.
  6. Pour half the mixture over one bowl of popcorn, and the other half over the other bowl.
  7. Butter your hands well, and mix the popcorn to distribute the sugar mixture all over the popcorn.
  8. Press the popcorn into 2½" - 3" balls and set them onto thewax paper to dry.
  9. After they've cooled and hardened a bit, wrap them in saran wrap or plastic packaging to keep the popcorn from getting stale and chewy.
Recipe by Down Redbud Drive at http://www.downredbuddrive.com/old-fashioned-popcorn-balls/