Popcorn Balls


6 quarts popcorn popped and cool on large parchment paper covered cookie sheet.

1 cup Karo® Light syrup

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup butter

1 t vanilla


Candy thermometer ideal

Add syrup, sugar, and salt in heavy sauce pan and combine. Cook until it reaches soft ball stage* or 235 to 240º. Remove and add butter and vanilla stir and then add to popcorn and toss to evenly coat. When cool enough to handle roll into popcorn balls.

*Softball stage description:At this temperature, sugar syrup dropped into cold water will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from water, it will flatten like a pancake after a few moments in your hand.

Note: Can add nuts or cinnamon candies when tossing syrup into popcorn.


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