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       Title: Mary Martin’s Popcorn Balls
  Categories: Candies, Xmas-93
       Yield: 36 Servings
       5 qt Popped popcorn, warm
       2 c  Sugar
     1/2 c  Light corn syrup
   1 1/2 c  Water
       1 ts Vinegar
     1/2 ts Salt
       1 ts Vanilla
   Keep corn hot & crisp in slow oven (300øF).  Boil sugar, syrup, water
   and salt until 254ø- 260øF.  Add vanilla and vinegar and boil to
   264øF. Food coloring can be added at this point. Slowly pour over
   corn, stirring well so every kernel is coated.  Press into balls and
   let cool until hard. Wrap in plastic wrap.
   Mary was a spinster neighbor when I was a child who had to be the
   youngest woman I have ever know and the best substitute grandmother a
   child could have ever wished for. She knew that her mother had been
   making this recipe as far back as 1880.