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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Homemade Popcorn Balls Recipe

When my daughter was little, we used to spend time a few times a year...making some delicous homemade popcorn balls! Making your own from scratch is a lot easier than you might think. Here is how we used to make them.

Popcorn Balls Recipe

1 stick of butter, softened
1 stick of margarine, softened
2 cups of granulated sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 quarts of popped popcorn

Place the stick of butter and margarine in a large saucepan and melt over low heat. Stir in the granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt. Using a non-stick silicone spatula for stirring and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. You will want to boil the mixture for approximately 5 minutes. Stir in the baking soda and vanilla extract.

Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the mixture over the popcorn. Mix well. Once it has cooled enough to handle, use your hands and shape into balls. Place your balls on a non-stick silicone baking mat or parchament paper to harden. Once they are harden, place in an airtight container.

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