*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        OLD FASHIONED POPCORN BALLS
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       qt           Popped corn
    1       c            Karo light or dark corn
                         -syrup
    1       c            Firmly packed dark brown
                         -sugar
      1/4   c            Water
    1       t            White vinegar
    2       tb           Margarine
 
   Servings:  10
   
   Place  the  popped corn in a large greased bowl or
   pan.   In  a heavy 2 qt saucepan, stir together corn
   syrup, sugar, water and vinegar. Stirring constantly,
   cook over  medium  heat  until mixture boils. Continue
   cooking, stirring occasionally,  until temperature
   reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer or until a
   small amount of mixture dropped in very cold water
   forms  a ball hard enough to hold its shape, yet
   plastic. Remove from heat; stir in margarine.  Slowly
   pour over popcorn, stirring to coat well.
   
   When cool enough to handle, yet still quite warm,
   quicly  shape into balls with  well-buttered  or
    oiled   hands.    Wrap individually in plastic wrap.
   Makes about 10 3 inch balls.
   
   ** Option ** Substitute 2 Tblsp of praline liqueur for
   2 tblsp of the water.
  
 
 
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