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       Title: Popcorn Balls
  Categories: Snacks, Kids
    Servings:  6
  
       2 qt Popped popcorn
       1 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Light or dark corn syrup
     1/3 c  Water
     1/4 c  Butter/margarine
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Vanilla
  
   FROM:      Shelley Rodgers (Jolly Rodgers: the Portuguese Pirate!
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   Keep popcorn warm in 200~ oven while preparing coating.  In 2-quart
   saucepan stir together sugar, corn syrup, water, butter and salt.  Cook
   over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
   Continue cooking without stirring until temperature reaches 270~ on a candy
   thermometer or until a small amount dropped into very cold water separates
   into threads which are hard but not brittle.  Remove from heat. Add
   vanilla; stir just enough to mix through hot syrup.  Slowly pour over
   popcorn, stirring to coat every kernel.  Cool just enough to handle. With
   greased hands, shape into balls.
   
   VARIATION: Use almond, pepermint or other flavor extract instead of
   vanilla. For colorful popcorn balls, stir a few drops of food coloring into
   syrup before adding to popped popcorn. [ Jolly Time popcorn ]
   
   ** -=> this comes from the bottom of the files of Shelley Rodgers <=-
  
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