LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

Jude_KSJune 9, 2003

I would love to have the recipe for the

popcorn balls that have a caramel taste,

and are crispy.

Our family just doesn't care for the

marshmallow ones at all...

Thanks in advance

Jude!

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ginger_st_thomas

My mother made these at least 50 years ago. I don't really remember what they were like, but they're certainly old-fashioned.
POPCORN BALLS
3 qts popped corn
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup white corn syrup (Karo)
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Discard all imperfect kernels & put the popped corn into a large pan. Cook sugar, Karo & water ot the medium-crack stage (280° on a candy thermometer.) Add vanilla & salt. Pour over the corn, stirring with a spoon so that all kernels will be evenly coated. Shape the corn into balls, lay on waxed paper & wrap in waxed paper.~~

Below is another recipe for Caramel Popcorn Balls that got good reviews.

Here is a link that might be useful: Caramel popcorn balls

    Bookmark   June 9, 2003 at 5:54PM
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lakeguy35

Ginger's recipe sounds like the one our family has used for years. Mom would put Red and Green food coloring in the mix for Christmas.

David

    Bookmark   June 11, 2003 at 2:26PM
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ginger_st_thomas

David, I remember my mother coloring them for a school sale (don't know how she did it but probably the same way.) At 7 I thought that was really weird but they were the first thing that sold out. My first lesson that she was ALWAYS right.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2003 at 6:40PM
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Jude_KS

Ginger - THANK YOU so much for the recipe!

Jude!

    Bookmark   June 12, 2003 at 8:17AM
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ginger_st_thomas

I hope they're the kind you wanted.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2003 at 6:01PM
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lakeguy35

Ginger your right about that, I've lost count on what lesson I'm on!! LOL

David

    Bookmark   June 18, 2003 at 5:12PM
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