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LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

Posted by Jude_KS (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 9, 03 at 14:35

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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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

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


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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

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


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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

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.


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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

Ginger - THANK YOU so much for the recipe!

Jude!


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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

I hope they're the kind you wanted.


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RE: LOOKING for: Old fashioned Popcorn balls

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

David


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