*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          BEGINNERS POPCORN BALLS
 
 Recipe By     : 
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       qt           Popped popcorn
    1       c            Sugar
      1/3   c            Corn syrup
      1/3   c            Water
      1/4   c            Butter
      1/4   ts           Salt
    1       t            Vanilla
 
   Preheat oven to 250.  Put popcorn in a large, 4 inch
   deep butered baking pan.  Keep warm in the oven.
   Combine sugar, cornsyrup, water, butter and salt in a
   large saucepan.  Stir over medium heat until sugar is
   dissolved. Cook until mixture reaches 250 on a candy
   thermometer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
   Quickly stir in vanilla. Remove popcorn from oven.
   Pour syrup mixture over popcorn, stirring to mix well.
   Form into balls. Makes approximately 8 balls
   
   Variations: To make Spice Balls, subsitute 1 tbs of
   powdered spice or crushed herbs for vanilla To make
   butter balls, increase the butter to 1/3 cup and
   increase the
  
 
 
                    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -